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The Early Childhood Development Certificate, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, provides academic training for those who desire to work with children in pre-K classrooms in public schools, Head Start programs, or in childcare centers. The certificate is free standing or can be applied to degree requirements if you wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this field. You can enroll in the certificate program without prior college coursework, or a degree. The specialized curriculum will prepare you for many careers that make a difference in the lives of young children and their families and help them take their first steps toward a positive, learning-filled life.
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- August 18, 2021
- January 10, 2022
- May 16, 2022
There are 15 credit hours in the Early Childhood Development certificate program. The certificate program is not attached to a degree in Child Development and Family Studies. Credit hours earned in the Early Childhood Development certificate can be applied to degree requirements for those students who want to pursue a degree. This CDFS certificate will incorporate the West Virginia Core Knowledge and Core Competencies and the West Virginia Early Standards Framework: Early Learning Standards in order to include the most recent requirements set forth by West Virginia agencies responsible for preschool children.
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