NCECP offers several courses that may help students gain accreditation as an Early Childhood Educators. Courses are described here.
Courses Earning 45 PDPs/THs or 4.5 CEUs
Supervision & Administration of Early Childhood Programs #301.1
This course fulfills director requirements and covers components essential for the successful operation of any early childhood education program. Topics include home/school relationships, avoiding burn-out, and supervision and development of staff.
Preschool Curriculum #301.2
This course presents curriculum frameworks for pre-school age children (2.9-5 years) including cognitive, emotional, physical and social development. Students will learn about such topics as family participation, room arrangement, evaluating interest areas, lesson and weekly plans, adapting plans for individual differences, and much more.
Infant and Toddler Curriculum #301.4
This course presents a curriculum framework for infants and toddlers’ cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. Students will learn about such topics as individual goal setting, planning individual and weekly activities, developing age appropriate materials, parent/teacher relations, stages of development, communication techniques and much more.
Child Guidance (Behavior Management) #401.1
Based on an understanding of the condition of children in an adult focused society, the course provides a theoretical framework of behavior management as well as strategies to prevent and respond to behavior in a manner that will provide positive guidance and limit setting. You’ll learn about the particular stresses that children experience in today’s society and how to support them. This course is appropriate for all early childhood educators; family and center based programs, as well as public and private school teachers working with children through grade three.
The Inclusive Classroom #401.2
This course covers the strategies for working with children with special needs in an early childhood setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to transform their classroom(s) into an effective learning environment that meets the academic and social needs of all children. Specific areas covered include learning centers, fine and gross motor skills, circle, transition and snack times.
Courses Earning 10 PDPs/THs or 1.0 CEUs
Creating Learning Materials from Recyclables #201.1
This course covers the educational and environmental benefits of using recycled materials in your home or classroom. Engage in projects that will demonstrate first hand how to use recycled items as learning materials, expand your knowledge of recycled resources and learn about important issues such as storage and parents involvement. Appropriate for the Family Day Care provider and Infant/ Toddler or Preschool Teachers, as well as public and private school teachers working with children through grade three.