Early Childhood @ Genesee
The Early Childhood Certificate prepares students to attend to the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children. Students develop skills in observing and evaluating behaviors and determining appropriate teaching or discipline methods. Coursework emphasizes child development and typical behaviors from birth to age six. Students will learn about common childhood illnesses (symptoms and treatment), nutritional requirements, child abuse factors, safety hazards, first aid techniques and special needs of children.
Focusing on children ages three to five, Early Childhood Education Methods and Materials (HUS 106) emphasizes the learning materials and teaching methods that are appropriate for this age level. Field placement in area child-care agencies offers a student hands-on opportunity to sharpen skills learned in the classroom.
The program allows you to:
- Develop skills working with the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of young children
- Develop skills observing and evaluating behaviors and determining appropriate teaching or discipline methods
- Focus on child development, typical illnesses and behaviors in children from birth to age six
- Emphasize group learning materials and teaching methods for ages three to five
- Sharpen classroom skills and gain valuable experience through field placement