Early Childhood & Youth Development

Early Childhood & Youth Development - Diploma

Early Childhood & Youth Development - Diploma

Recommended Course Sequence

This program prepares individuals who would like to work in a child care center or preschool as a lead teacher or in a family child care program. This program is available in the classroom and many courses are also available online.

The following outcome requires a clear MN Criminal Background Study.

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 1325 Observation and Assessment 3
ECYD 1340 Curriculum Planning 3
ECYD 1510 Practicum I 3
Total Core Credits: 24

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ENGL 1150 Composition I 3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication 3
General Education Elective(s)** 3
Total General Education Credits: 9
Total Program Credits: 33
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.