Early Childhood & Youth Development

Early Childhood & Youth Development - Certificate

Early Childhood & Youth Development - Certificate

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.

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
ECYD 1100 Introduction to Early Childhood Careers 3
ECYD 1210 Child Growth and Development 3
ECYD 1220 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ECYD 1230 Guiding Children's Behaviors 3
ECYD 1240 Learning Environment and Curriculum 3
ECYD 2560 Language and Literacy Development 3
Total Core Credits: 18
Total Program Credits: 18

Course Substitutions

The 3-credit ECYD2560 course may be substituted for the following two courses:

ECYD 1310 Infant and Toddler Caregiving


ECYD 1410 Infant and Toddler Field Experience