Early Childhood Education - Early Intervention Certificate (ECIC)

Attention 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.
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

See page 15 for special program admission requirements pertaining to this program.

Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ECE 125*
or ECE 120*
Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers
Children's Growth and Development
ECE 200
or EDU 105
Young Children with Special Needs
Introduction to Special Education
ECE 140* Observation and 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 Assistive Technology for Child/Exceptionalities 3
ECI 240 Strategies for Teaching Infants and Toddlers With Special Needs 3
ECE 210* Integrating Curriculum for Early Childhood 3
ECE 225 The Early Childhood Professional 3
ECI 115* Family-Centered Early Intervention Field Experience 1
ECE 220** Internship 4
Credit Total 35

*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 screening test required.

Early Childhood Education -  Early Intervention (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program

Books: 2,200 Fees: 945 Tuition: 3,500
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