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Preliminary 2017-18 Catalog 
  Jul 25, 2017
Preliminary 2017-18 Catalog

Early Childhood Education Basic Certificate

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  • Minimum Credits Required: 12
  • Gainful Employment Data: Available

The Basic Certificate in Early Childhood Education is a point of entry or a continuation of professional development in the field of Early Care and Education. The Basic ECE certificate includes competencies that will prepare a student to apply for the national CDA credential.

Twelve credits earned apply to the ECE Advanced Certificate.

Note: A current Arizona fingerprint clearance card is required for students working in the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center. A current card in Pediatric First Aid and Safety will be required for graduation.

This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit the YC Answer Center.

Optional Course for CDA National Credential:


1 - For students who are interested in receiving the CDA National Credential through the Council of Professional Recognition (required for all entry-level Head Start employees)

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education - Basic Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Build strong relationships with families through understanding, respect and valuing the characteristics of both the families and their communities. (ECE 240)
  2. Articulate historical perspectives, as well as current trends, in the field of Early Childhood Education. (ECE 200)
  3. Apply relationship-based proactive strategies to promote pro-social development of young children, aged birth through 8 years. (ECE 260)
  4. Identify strategies to plan and implement instructional practices to promote literacy in children birth- age eight. (ECE 230)
  5. Apply for a credential from the Council of Professional Recognition (applicable only to students applying for the national CDA credential). (ECE 190)

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