The Early Care and Education Associate Degree provides higher educational training and expertise for child care providers in the field of early childhood development. This degree prepares graduates for employment at the associate degree level in early childhood settings that serve children from birth through age 8 and their families. This degree meets the mandate for Headstart staff and provides a career ladder for individuals that desire to improve their skills.
The Early Childhood Development Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the area of early childhood development. The certificate courses provide basic knowledge of child growth and development.
The Child Care Management Certificate will prepare or enhance an individual for an administrative position in a child care setting. The program includes studies in areas of administration, management, child development, curriculum, health, safety, nutrition, and family/community relations.
The Infant and Toddler Development Certificate is designed to help upgrade and enhance the skills of infant and toddler child care professionals, and is also open to those with no experience. Professionals working with children from birth through 3 years old are provided with training related to experiences in growth and development, curriculum issues, and student teaching. This certificate and the individual courses may be useful to those professionals working or seeking employment with the Early Headstart Program.
For more information, visit the Programs and Classes section of the York Tech website & view the program standards.