The Early Childhood School Age certificate enables the student to receive a state credential. Upon successful completion of EDU 235 and EDU 145, the student receives the NC Child Care School Age Credential. Additionally, all courses with EDU prefixes are used to evaluate the educational level of each child care provider by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. Earning this ECE certificate will enable the student to be rated at five out of seven education points by the NC Star Rated License program and makes the student more employable.
Upon successful the Early Childhood Education School Age certificate, graduate should be able to:
Promote child development and learning
Use developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families
Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
Become a professional by practicing professionalism and ethical conduct