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Early Childhood Education

Do you enjoy working with young children? Would you like to work in a preschool or child care setting or become an Elementary School Teacher? This is the program for you! Opportunity to earn 9 college credits and your Foundations of Early Childhood Education Certificate.

This certificate program provides students with the knowledge, techniques, and strategies to become qualified to be an early childhood teacher in Colorado. It meets or exceeds the education requirements for Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) “Early Childhood Teacher (ECT).” CDHS requires 60 hours of practicum experience within an ECE setting. Therefore, students will be given the opportunity to work hands-on in a early childhood facility. There are requirements that the student must be a minimum of 16 years of age and pass a criminal background check.

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TEC student with kid

Early Childhood Education Teacher

Akane Ogren

Technical Education Center

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