Child Development Early Intervention Specializations, College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)
The Child Development Early Intervention certificate is designed for students to obtain their DCF Tier 3 Credential. The focus of this program is on how to work with children who need more intensive early intervention than other children. In their studies, students will learn about appropriate observation and assessment tools, working with parents, and have multiple opportunities to observe and participate in classroom settings. With inclusive classrooms becoming more common, students need an understanding of how to work with diverse abilities to meet the needs of all children. They will also be eligible for the DCF Staff Credential as part of the program.
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Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315. A student who does not achieve minimum scores will be required to take developmental educations classes in English, math, reading, and SLS 1501 the College Experience.
This program is online only.
Salaries begin at $26,640 per year or $11.71 per hour.
Graduates of this program have a variety of career position opportunities, including becoming a Child Care Teacher and Teacher Assistant.
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To be officially considered for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED certificate, submit an application to FGC, and take a placement exam if not exempt by the state board of education rule 6A-10.0315. Insufficient scores will require students to take appropriate developmental education courses and SLS 1501 The College Experience for 3 credits.
Child Care Professional Core Courses:
Students will earn 36 college credits towards the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Early Childhood Education.
These 36 hours cannot be a combination of 36 Personal Enrichment hours; they must be declared as a major in the degree or certificate-seeking process.
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