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Catalog 2014-2015 
Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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This certificate program prepares students for work in the childcare industry and early education environment. Courses in this program are also excellent preparation for continued study in education and child development.


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Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Childcare certificate will be able to:

  • apply academic and practical skills based on the five areas of professional competency for early childhood professionals in Vermont: child development, family and community, teaching and learning, health and safety, and professionalism/program organization;
  • complete Vermont’s Level IIIA industry credential to become an associate teacher in an early childhood setting or work in a registered home childcare program; and
  • explore pathways for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.

Total credits: 27

Additional Requirements

Choose 3 courses in EDU or PSY aligned with Vermont’s childcare industry including courses toward your Vermont Child Care Apprenticeship, Program Director for Early Childhood and Afterschool Programs or Vermont Afterschool Professional credential.


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