2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Early Childhood Education Basic Certificate


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.

Credit Hours Required: 12-15

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 YC Admission.



ECE Basic Certificate Suggested Course Sequence  



Optional Course for CDA National Credential:

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.
  2. Articulate historical perspectives, as well as current trends, in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  3. Apply relationship-based proactive strategies to promote pro-social development of young children, aged birth through 8 years.
  4. Identify strategies to plan and implement instructional practices to promote literacy in children birth- age eight.
  5. Apply for a credential from the Council of Professional Recognition (applicable only to students applying for the national CDA credential).