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Early Childhood Development Certificate Program

Certificate

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ECE-103 Child Growth and Development
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

ECE-103 must be completed in first semester with a C or better to move to other ECE courses in subsequent semesters. All ECE courses after the first semester require ECE-103 to be completed with this grade requirement.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement

ECE-106 Program Environments
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

LCS-101 Learning Community Seminar
Elective Career Elective
3

The recommended LCS is LCS-101J: Parents as First Teachers

See career elective options in semester note

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ECE-101 Guidance and Discipline in ECE
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: ECE-103

ECE-104 Curriculum in ECE
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: ECE-103

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Use knowledge of child development and relationships with children and families to understand children as individuals and plan for their unique development by organizing environments which facilitate development in all developmental areas.
  • Design and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences using methods and materials which promote growth and development.
  • Work with parents, families, and community leaders to support growth and development of children by engaging each child in meaningful experiences.
  • Observe children in their care to analyze and synthesize information about those children so as to improve their work with children, families, and communities.
  • Analyze, evaluate and strengthen their work with children by reflecting upon effective practices and collaborating with other professionals in the field.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify as teacher’s aides in the State of Massachusetts. For more information on minimal requirements for employment, contact the Department chair.

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks

As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Childhood Development Certificate Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178 B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.