Preschool Specialization, College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)
The Preschool Specialization certificate is designed for students who are interested in working with children ages 3 and 4. Students will gain an understanding of how to work with preschool-aged children, who are changing from being toddlers to beginning primary school. They will learn about developmentally appropriate classrooms and their responsibilities for providing this group of children a foundation on which to begin kindergarten. Students will also be eligible for the DCF Staff Credential upon completion of the program.
Florida Gateway College Online
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.
Classes are delivered online.
Salaries start at $11.65 per hour.
Graduates of this program have a variety of career position opportunities, including becoming a preschool teacher.
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Students must have a high school diploma or GED® certificate and take a placement exam, if not exempt by the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.0315.
CCP Core Courses (see Child Care Professional)
These 12 hours cannot be a combination of 12 Personal Enrichment hours; they must be declared as a major in the degree or certificate-seeking process.
Students will earn 12 college credits towards the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of child development, determine factors influencing the child, and create a plan of action to support the child.
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