Early Childhood Studies

Program Information

Degree Type: Certificate
Program Code: CEEC
Hegis Code: 5503.00
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SUNY Adirondack's Early Childhood Studies certificate program is designed to fill the rapidly growing need for trained professionals in licensed childcare settings. Childcare providers are increasingly demanding formal training prior to employment, or for continued employment. Students completing this program will be prepared to enter the workplace in a variety of childcare settings, or seek advancement if already employed. Students wishing to continue their education may enroll in the Liberal Arts-Humanities/Social Science program and utilize most credits earned in this certificate. Recommended high school preparation: High school average of C or above.

Students must demonstrate competence in basic literacy, which may include testing or other forms of evaluation.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3-4 Science Course Bio103 or Sci161 recommended
3 Children's Literature (Prereq Required) Eng249
3 First Aid & Safety Hed104
3 General Psychology Psy101
3 Child Psychology (Prereq Required) Psy202
3 Principles of Sociology Soc101
3 Introduction to Early Childhood Learning (Fall Only) Ecs105
3 Curriculum Development and Methods (Prereq/Coreq Required) (Spring Only) Ecs130
3 Field Experience (Prereq/Coreq Required) (Spring Only) Ecs205
31 Minimum credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Ecs105
3 Psy101
3 Hed104
3-4 Science Requirement*
Second Semester
3 Eng 249
3 Ecs 130
3 Soc 101
3 Psy 202
3 Ecs 205

*BIO 103 or SCI 161 recommended


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