ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, NORTH, SOUTH
This program is for individuals who desire only specialized courses designed for working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. Students receive specialized training in the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive care of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. They learn the job responsibilities of professionals and identify suitable employment situations and career opportunities.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Students can apply the credits earned in the diploma program toward a certificate or associate’s degree in Early Education and Child Development. Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek employment as a preschool teacher or as an early childhood educational aide and can work in child care agencies, day care, pre-school programs, public and private schools, before and after school programs or private homes.
Weekly field observations and experiences are required throughout the course work in this program. Students must be eligible for clearances through the Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Check (Act 34) and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Record Check (Act 151) and meet local requirements of the field placement site.
See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18
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