Early Childhood & Youth Development

Early Childhood & Youth Development - Certificate

Recommended Course Sequence

This program prepares individuals for work in a child care center or preschool as an assistant teacher or in a family child care program. This program is available in the classroom and online.

The following outcome requires a clear MN Criminal Background Study.

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
ECYD 1100 Introduction to Early Childhood Careers
Description
ECYD 1100 This course provides an overview of the early childhood field, including theories, philosophies, missions, and regulations. It examines the roles and responsibilities of professionals in a variety of career settings, including child life.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 11/22/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ECYD1100

3
ECYD 1210 Child Growth and Development
Description
ECYD 1210 This course examines the major developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development. Also emphasizes interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methods, students will observe children and analyze characteristic of development at various stages. Note: This course requires a clear Minnesota Criminal Background Study.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 12/23/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ECYD1210

3
ECYD 1220 Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Description
ECYD 1220 An introduction to the regulations, standards, policies, and procedures, prevention techniques, and early childhood curriculum related to health, safety, and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health, and safety for both children and staff will be identified, as well as the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. A focus will be on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development. Note: This course requires a clear Minnesota Criminal Background Study.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 11/10/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ECYD1220

3
ECYD 1230 Guiding Children's Behaviors
Description
ECYD 1230 This course examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood setting. It also examines ways to establish supportive relationships with children and guide them in order to enhance learning. Note: This course requires a clear Minnesota Criminal Background Study.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 11/10/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ECYD1230

3
ECYD 1240 Learning Environment and Curriculum
Description
ECYD 1240 Presents an overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for young children. Examines the role of the teacher in providing learning experiences to meet each child's needs, capabilities, and interests, and ways to implement the principles of developmentally appropriate practices. Will provide and overview of content areas including (but not limited to): Language and literacy, social and emotional learning, sensory learning, art and creativity, math and science. Note: This course requires a clear Minnesota Criminal Background Study.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 12/07/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ECYD1240

3
ECYD 1310 Infant and Toddler Caregiving
Description
ECYD 1310 This course examines developmental theory and caregiving skills unique to infants and toddlers. Also included are strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, environment and research-based curriculum models that are developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers. Note: This course requires a clear Minnesota Criminal Background Study.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ECYD1310

2
Total Core Credits: 17
Total Program Credits: 17