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.


  • Special Admission Program Requirements
    Additional admission information and requirements are as follows:
    Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the programs. 22-08-08

    • High school diploma or GED and successful completion of appropriate high school or post-secondary courses. Submission of official transcripts of all previous education.
    • Acceptable scores on LCCC skills assessment.
    • To participate in the required observation/fieldwork experiences, the student is responsible for collecting and submitting the following clearances: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI clearance- fingerprinting, NSOR verification, physical examination (with appropriate form completion) and TB screening test. A “record” status or failure to meet state or facility standards will prevent the student from completion of required fieldwork experiences.
    • Special program costs include clearances, health examinations and testing, books, supplies and transportation to Teacher Education agencies.