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College-Approved Certificate Program
Child Care Education
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The Child Care Education program is designed to provide comprehensive training for students interested in employment in a child care setting. A one-year certificate of completion will be awarded. The program will help students develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed to work effectively to create healthy environments where children can grow and learn.

At Massasoit, formal instruction is integrated with field experience. The opportunity to work in child care facilities will give meaning to the course work, as well as fulfill Department of Early Education and Care requirements. As a requirement of the Child Care Certificate program, students must successfully complete practicum assignments. Admission to the Child Care program, however, does not ensure a practicum placement.

A prior criminal offense could hinder placement in practicums and future employment in Child Care Education. Students in practicums are never allowed unsupervised contact with children. Students are tentatively placed in practicums, that may require a CORI/SORI. Conducting the CORI/SORI is the responsibility of the practicum placement.

The Child Care certificate program is consistent with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) staffing regulations. Massasoit’s program is EEC approved. Those students desiring to advance their leadership opportunities will continue for an additional year of study for an Associate Degree in Child Care Education and Administration.
First Year / Semester 1
English Composition I ENGL101* 3
Development in Early Childhood CCED102 3
Introduction to Early Childhood Education CCED105 3
Behavior Management in Child Care CCED101 3
Speech Communication
 or Oral Interpretation
 or SPCH107
First Year / Semester 2
Health, Nutrition & Safety Needs
  of Young Children
CCED112 3
Early Childhood Curriculum:
 Multicultural Perspectives
CCED111 3
General Psychology or
Principles of Sociology
 or SOCI104
Practicum I: Child Care CCED401 3
Seminar I: Child Care Education CCED407 2
Additional Information:
*A student, based on testing scores, may place out of English Composition I (ENGL 101) and substitute any college-level writing course in its place. This is also the case if a student placed into an equivalent to (ENGL102) at another school and was not required to take their (ENGL101) equivalent. Currently there are only three options for replacement: (ENGL107) Technical Writing, (ENGL119) Creative Writing, (JOUR120) Newspaper Journalism.

This program awards a College-Approved Certificate upon completion of 10 courses and 29 credits.

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