Early Childhood Education - School Age Child Care

Degree offered

Certificate of Accomplishment in Early Childhood Education/School Age Child Care

Credits required 22

Dean

Ulli K. Ryder, ulli.ryder@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Ravitha Amarasingham, Ed.D Department Chair-Program Coordinator and Professor of Early Childhood Education, ravitha.amarasingham@bristolcc.edu

Program Code

Program Goals Statement

This certificate program is designed for students interested in working with school aged children in out-of-school time settings such as the YMCA and after-school programs in elementary schools. With the knowledge, training, and skills acquired, it helps students enter and explore their career interest in working with school age children. This certificate folds into the Early Childhood Education - Child Care Careers Associate Degree.

Program Information

  • Course credits apply toward an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Courses address the knowledge and competencies required for Group Leader position in School Age Child Care Programs (DEEC, CMR7.O)
  • C.O.R.I. (Criminal Offender Record Information) and S.O.R.I. (Sexual Offender Registry Information) background checks are required prior to clinical placement and are conducted in accordance with state regulations.  C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I. checks are processed through the Human Resources Office and early childhood education agencies/schools.

Academic Expectations

  • All Early Childhood students must achieve grades of "C-" or better in all subject courses with an ECE designation.

Special Requirements for the Program

Health Requirements

Accepted applicants must have a physical examination, Hepatitis B immunization, other immunizations as required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and must have a tuberculosis test each year.

Fieldwork

During this program, which requires a practicum experience, Early Childhood students should be aware that young children are physically very active.  Students must be able to move quickly and have sufficient visual and hearing acuity to accurately monitor children in their charge.  Transportation to fieldwork sites is the responsibility of the student.  Students should be prepared to travel up to an hour from campus for these assignments.


Program Requirements

Program Courses

ECE 111Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

ECE 125Social Emotional Development of School-Age Child

3 credits

ECE 222Special Needs in Early Childhood

3 credits

ECE 238School Age Child Care Curriculum Planning

3 credits

ECE 244Parent-Teacher Communications and Partnerships

3 credits

ECE 255Teaching Practicum II and Seminar II: School-Age Child Care Setting

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:44

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ECE 111Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

ECE 125Social Emotional Development of School-Age Child

3 credits

ECE 222Special Needs in Early Childhood

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ECE 238School Age Child Care Curriculum Planning

3 credits

ECE 244Parent-Teacher Communications and Partnerships

3 credits

ECE 255Teaching Practicum II and Seminar II: School-Age Child Care Setting

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:10
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