Before/After School Care Certificate
Educate and enrich lives beyond the classroom
- Credit hours: 6
- Stackable to degree: No
- Potential job outcomes:
Before/after school aide
Gain basic knowledge about developmentally appropriate programming and guidance for school-age care in this 6-credit-hour Early Childhood Education—Before/After School Care certificate program.
The two required courses in this program focus on principles of school-age care and assessment and guidance. You can also gain hands-on experience working with children at the Harper College Child Care Learning Center, an on-site preschool facility where you’ll receive guidance and feedback from certified teaching professionals.
Certificate program requirements
This 6 credit-hour certificate program provides basic knowledge about developmentally appropriate programming and guidance for school age care.
|ECE 226||Assessment and Guidance||3|
Description: Understand concepts of appropriate assessment, expected educational outcomes, the teacher's responsibility in assessment and how young children develop and learn. Students will understand how appropriate assessments can measure and evaluate child growth and development and how the use of assessment tools can influence decisions in early childhood education with an emphasis on appropriate guidance techniques and strategies. Four (4) hours of observation are required.
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in ECE 102 with a grade of C or better.
|ECE 235||Principles of School Age Care||3|
Description: Relates theory and practice of school age programming. Emphasizes program planning, implementation and assessment, use of materials, principles of growth and development, role of teacher and techniques of classroom management. Students will observe and participate in school age child care.
Students interested in early childhood education may also be interested in:
- Early Childhood Education Sample Transfer Plan
- Early Childhood Education AAS Degree
- Assistant Teacher Certificate
- Family Child Care I Certificate
- Family Child Care II Certificate
- Infant/Toddler Certificate
- Teacher Certificate
Please note: This program is not financial aid eligible.