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

Curriculum Code #5158

Effective May 2017

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 272 INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT 2 2
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 3 1
 Hours8
Spring Semester
ECED 271 CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 2 3
ECED 274 INFANT TODDLER PRACTICUM 2 3
HLED 153 FIRST AID AND SAFETY 2
 Hours8
 Total Hours16
1

This course has a prerequisite and can be taken concurrently with ECED 111.

2

Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.

3

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

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 and Counseling Team.


Students must do the following to be eligible for the ECE short-term technical certificate:

  1. Placement assessment test.
  2. Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 in ECED courses

The following paperwork is required:

  1. Completed physical with TB test.
  2. Three letters of reference.
  3. Signed non-conviction statement and completed BCI/FBI.
  4. Signed confidentiality and liability statement.

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

Program Prerequisites for Early Childhood Education

A high school diploma or GED (on file in the LCCC Records office) is REQUIRED of all those entering the early childhood education (ECE) program. Prior to entering the program, students must provide evidence of a current physical, TB test and must make all immunizations current. Students must have three letters of reference.

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).