Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler, Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #5158

Effective May 2018

Division Social Sciences and Human Services

The infant and toddler short-term technical certificate has been designed to meet the needs of those persons who are interested in working with children ages six weeks to three. These courses were designed to provide basic information relative to developmental characteristics, curriculum organization, classroom programming, observation and record keeping. These courses can be applied towards the associate degree in early childhood education. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall SemesterHours
ECED 111 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3
ECED 171 HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION 2
ECED 278 INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 3 1
 Hours9
Spring Semester
ECED 274 INFANT TODDLER PRACTICUM 2 3
EDCT 254 INDIVIDUALS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES 3
HLED 153 FIRST AID AND SAFETY 2
 Hours8
 Total Hours17

Program Contact(s):

Kathleen Head
440-366-7167
khead@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising Team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 in ECED courses to be eligible for the ECE short-term technical certificate.

The following paperwork is required:

  1. Completed physical with TB test.
  2. Completed BCI/FBI.
  3. Signed confidentiality and liability statement.

Fifty percent of coursework must be completed at LCCC to receive this certificate.

Program Prerequisites for Early Childhood Education

Prior to entering the program, students must provide evidence of a current physical, TB test and must make all immunizations current.

A signed non-conviction statement is required. Students will be REQUIRED to sign a liability waiver statement and a confidentiality statement. In addition, in accordance with state law, students are REQUIRED to be fingerprinted. Students previously convicted of a felony must schedule an appointment with the division dean or program coordinator prior to enrollment in the program.

After admission into the ECE program, students are REQUIRED to prepare career goals statement. This statement is an assignment in the ECED 111 course. Initial admission into the program is conditional. (Full admission requires the completion of 12 semester hours of coursework, exclusive of college preparatory, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, including completion of ECED 111 and one ECED course with a grade of C or higher).