Early Childhood Education - Early Intervention Certificate (ECIC)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

Trains personnel for employment as group supervisors serving infants, toddlers, and preschool children ages 5 and under with disabilities or developmental delays, as well as their families. The certificate is designed to articulate into Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention Associate degree program.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • know patterns of child growth and development and theories of learning.
  • use knowledge of family culture and different family structures to work in the collaborative relationships.
  • plan, adapt, and implement curriculum experiences based on developmentally appropriate practices.
  • plan, adapt, and implement a healthy and safe environment that supports children's growth and development.
  • know and use ethical professional behaviors and regulations to advocate for children, families, and colleagues.
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Early Childhood Education - Early Intervention Certificate (ECIC)
Program Credits
ECE 125* Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers  
or ECE 120* Children's Growth and Development 3
ECE 200 Young Children with Spec Needs  
or EDU 105 Intro to Special Education 3
ECE 140* Observation & Recording Techniques 3
EDU 210 Behavior Management and Guidance Practices 3
ECE 130* Integrating the Arts and Play in Early Childhood 3
ECI 230 Principles of Family-Centered Early Intervention 3
SED 205 Assist Tech for Child/Except 3
ECI 240 Strategies for Teaching Infants and Toddlers With Special Needs 3
ECE 210* Integrating Curriculum in Early Childhood 3
ECE 225 Early Childhood Prof Seminar 3
ECI 115* Family-Centered Early Intervention Field Experience 1
ECE 220** Internship 4
     
  Total Credits 35.00

*Child Care Lab (30 hours per designated course) - field experiences and observations at a variety of inclusive child care centers, agency based facilities, and other early intervention settings serving infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

Courses may apply to Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention A.A.S. program.

**Physical exam and TB test required.


Early Childhood Education -  Early Intervention (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program

Sponsored    
Books: 2,200 Fees: 945 Tuition: 3,500
Nonsponsored    
Books: 2,200 Fees: 1,260 Tuition: 7,000
Out of State    
Books: 2,200 Fees: 1,575 Tuition: 10,500
Schuylkill County    
Books: 2,200 Fees: 1,260 Tuition: 5,250
  • On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 12 months