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AC - Child and Family Professional Development

Description:
The Academic Certificate (AC) in Child and Family Professional Development is designed for practitioners in the early childhood, school-age, or home visitor field seeking coursework and portfolio/resource file assistance to meet a wide variety of national credentialing requirements (such as the Council for Professional Recognition CDA or the National Child Care Association CCP). Individuals completing this certificate will have fulfilled only the required training clock hours and resource file/portfolio prior to application to external credentialing organizations. Final credentialing assessment and award of the external credential is awarded by the external credentialing organization.
Major Code: 6238
Award: AC
First Term: 4132
Total Credits: 16
Last Updated: Oct 3rd, 2012
Prerequisites:
None
Required Courses: 16
Required Core: 3
ECH253 National Credential Portfolio Development 3
 
Academic Specialization: 13
Students must complete one of the following blocks:
 
Family Child Care
CFS163 Family Child Care: Introduction to Business Management 3
CFS164 Family Child Care: Curriculum and Environment 3
EED205 The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
 
EED260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1)OR
EED261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1) 1
 
Infant Toddler
EED205 The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
EED260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship 1
ITD210 Early Attachments, Relationships, and Families: Birth to Age Three 3
ITD220 Cognition and Communication: Birth to Age Three 3
 
Preschool
ECH128 Early Learning: Play and the Arts 3
EED205 The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight 3
EED212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
EED261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship 1
 
Home Visitor
CFS190 Home-Based Visitation 3
CFS205 Human Development 3
CFS220 Introduction to Parenting and Family Development 3
CFS225 Foundations of Parent Education 3
FCS260 Family and Consumer Science Internship 1
 
School Age
CFS167 School-Age Child Care Provider 3
CFS/ECH176 Child Development 3
CFS206 Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
FCS260 Family and Consumer Science Internship 1
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education: None
General Education Core: None
First-Year Composition: None
Critical Reading: None
Oral Communication: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Evaluate small business management policies and procedures for family child care environments. (CFS163)
  2. Describe licensing, legal, and regulatory issues in home-based, center-based, or school-based childcare settings. (CFS163, CFS167, CFS206)
  3. Examine issues of management and administration of child care settings. (CFS163, CFS206)
  4. Analyze the principles for guiding children in early care and educational environments. (CFS164, CFS176, EED212)
  5. Examine issues related to school-age child care. (CFS167)
  6. Describe the contemporary issues and professional considerations associated with child and family development. (CFS176, CFS190, CFS205, CFS206, CFS220, CFS225, EED205)
  7. Explain the importance of play, creativity, and the arts in early care and educational settings. (CFS176, CFS205, ECH128, ITD220)
  8. Describe the science of human development from prenatal through age eight or conception through adolescence. (CFS176, EED205)
  9. Identify the public health issues and safety procedures within early care and educational settings. (CFS176, EED205, EED215)
  10. Describe the role of a home-based visitor. (CFS190)
  11. Examine family, community, and cultural influences on the development of the young child. (CFS220, CFS225, EED205, ITD210)
  12. Plan, construct, and present a professional portfolio or resource file. (ECH253)
  13. Apply early childhood and family education classroom instruction to work experiences during 80 hours per credit per semester. (EED260, EED261, FCS260)