2018-2019 Catalog

Early Childhood Care and Education Basics (EC31) Certificate

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Campus Availability and Advisement:

  • Catoosa County Campus  Advisor: Tracy Wimberley
  • Floyd County Campus Advisor: Laverne Pruitt
  • Gordon County Campus  Advisor: Jennifer Dixon
  • Polk County Campus Advisor: Laverne Pruitt
  • Walker County Campus  Advisor: Susan Kendrick  
  • Whitfield Murray Campus Advisor: Susan Kendrick
  • Program Description:

    The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Basics TCC includes three basic Early Childhood and Care Education courses that are needed for entry level workers. The program provides an introductory course to the ECCE field, a child growth and development course, and health, safety, and nutrition course. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs. Bright from the Start (BFTS), the regulatory agency in Georgia, requires the basic knowledge included in this TCC for a person to be a lead teacher in a child care center and family day care center.

    Program Requirement: Must attain program ready status on the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS assessment before this TCC can be awarded.

    Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)

    ECCE 1101Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education


    ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development


    ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition


    Total Credit Hours: 9 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation