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Child Care Development Certificate

Designed for early childhood educators in child care centers and schools, this program focuses on teaching concepts and skills that have immediate applications. Students identify and practice effective teaching strategies and techniques that can be used in their centers or classrooms. The completion of all ten (10) courses below satisfies the educational component for obtaining a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and the hours may also be used toward a Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) credential. To find out more about these national certification programs, call CDA at 1-800-424-4310 or CCP at 1-800-543-7161. The courses within the certificate program meet the annual staff development requirements enacted by the New Jersey Bureau of Child Care Licensing.

 

Upon successful completion of the program and passing the CDA credentialing exam, you may apply to Mercer County Community College to enter the Early Childhood credit program and be articulated for up to six credits. For more information, contact Theresa Capra.

 

To earn the certificate, you must complete the following ten (10) required courses:

• Health and Safety with Young Children                                     

• Physical Development

• Cognitive Development

• Classroom Design and Program Management

• Children’s Language and Literature

• Getting Creative with Art, Music and Drama

• Helping Children Learn About Themselves and Others

• Guiding Children’s Behavior

• Working with Families

• Professionalism and Your Professional Resource File

Note: The same textbooks are used for all courses and are available at the MCCC bookstore.

Health and Safety with Young Children
Having a safe and healthy environment is essential when caring for young children in any setting. Learn to maintain indoor and outdoor environments that promote wellness and reduce injuries and how to respond when children become sick or injured. Discover ways to help children develop good hygiene and nutritional habits and receive training on how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect.

1.2 CEU. Cost: $120

NCEDU-CS017-01

September 6 - October 11  

6 sessions / Wednesdays / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Angela Dixon

Guiding Children’s Behavior
Learn positive techniques for minimizing problem behavior and encouraging self-discipline among young children. Tap your knowledge of child development to guide behavior, while learning guidelines for setting rules and limits. Teach children how to express strong feelings in acceptable ways, and how to use problem solving skills to minimize frustration. Develop strategies for responding to challenging behavior.

1.2 CEU. Cost: $120

NCEDU-CS012-01

September 7 - October 12 

6 sessions / Thursdays / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Jeffra Nandan

Physical Development
Huge strides in physical development occur during the first five years of life. Children use their large muscles to crawl, walk, climb and jump, and their small muscles to hold markers, pinch play-dough, and cut with scissors. In this class, learn how to provide materials, equipment, and opportunities for gross motor (large muscle) development as well as fine motor (small muscle) development. Leave this class with a repertoire of activities to encourage children’s physical development. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $120

NCEDU-CS018-01

October 17 - November 21 

6 sessions / Tuesdays / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Jeffra Nandan

Getting Creative with Art, Music and Drama

From painting with watercolors to acting, learn to promote self-expression by choosing materials and activities that enhance creativity. Discover how the early childhood environment can encourage artistic exploration and how providing a rich variety of art materials, musical instruments, and props leads to the development of creative expression. Develop a repertoire of art, music and drama activities which reflect the interests of the children you teach. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $120

NCEDU-CS020-01

October 18 - November 29*

6 sessions / Wednesdays / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

*No class November 22

Instructor: Angela Dixon

Children’s Language and Literature
Calling Mother Goose! Early childhood is the time for acquiring strong language and literacy skills. Discover how to select quality children’s literature for each age and level of development, and how to nurture reading skills in young children naturally. Help children focus on the sounds and structures of language through songs, chants, rhymes and finger plays. Learn how to create a print-rich environment with materials that encourage children to read, write and begin to understand how speech and print are connected. Cognitive Development Learn to create an environment that invites children to develop and answer their own questions through exploration and investigation. Discover how to interact with children in ways to stimulate thinking and problem solving, and assist in the development of early math and science skills. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $120

NCEDU-CS019-01

October 19 - November 30*

6 sessions / Thursdays / 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

*No class November 23

Instructor: Margaret Kornberg

 

 

 


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Questions: E-mail us.

Unless otherwise noted, Continuing Studies students must be 18 years of age or older.

 

REFUND POLICY: 
10 or more days before the beginning of a class: 100% refund

Less than 10 days before class start date: no refund

Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card; cash and check payments will be refunded via a check from MCCC.

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