Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

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Program Overview

This is a College Credit Certificate in early childhood education with a Preschool specialization. The purpose of this program is to prepare students as early childhood education caregivers with a preschool specialization or to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

This CCC will allow its holder to apply for a National Child Development Associate credential enabling this student to pursue work as a childcare provider nationally or continue their education.

Quick Facts

  • Courses provide the training and background to work with young children
  • These courses (with an additional course) can lead to the Florida Child Care Professional Credential and/or the National Child Development Associate credential
  • These courses are stackable to the Associate in Science Degree in ECE and the Bachelor Degree in ECE
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Program Details

This certificate program requires fewer credits than an A.S. degree and functions as an entry-level credential when entering the workforce. College credits granted with this certificate apply toward a related A.S. degree. Students may stack credentials to advance toward a higher degree level.

The College Credit Certificate enables the student to enter the workforce and provide an academic pathway into an Associate in Science degree program. The program consists of 12 credits (4 courses). The CCCs offered are:

  • Facilitating Social Development
  • Infant-Toddler Environments
  • Developing Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Education

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