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An academic certificate is a document that shows that the student has completed a set of educational requirements in a discipline. The programs are a good starting point for entry into a particular field. So what is a certificate in early childhood education? Early childhood programs don’t just focus on preschoolers; certificate seekers will usually learn to work with children up to age 12.… Read more

An academic certificate is a document that shows that the student has completed a set of educational requirements in a discipline. The programs are a good starting point for entry into a particular field.

So what is a certificate in early childhood education? Early childhood programs don’t just focus on preschoolers; certificate seekers will usually learn to work with children up to age 12. Fields of study include child development, emotional health, ethical issues, lesson plan creation, and teaching skills. Many programs include a work placement or practicum portion for learning hands-on skills directly in a childcare environment.

A certificate in early childhood education creates a pathway toward working in high-quality preschools and primary schools. It allows the student to understand the most current thinking in the education of young children. A certificate holder may gain access to higher-paying jobs than a caregiver without an academic record.  

Obtaining a certificate generally takes less than a year and is available at institutions worldwide. Costs vary widely depending on the program and the school, and it is best to contact the college directly.

Career opportunities in the field of early childhood education are expanding rapidly, thanks to a shifting emphasis toward high-quality programs and the implementation of no-cost preschool offered by many governments. Earning a certificate could allow the holder to become a licensed childcare provider or educator. These positions work under the supervision of other educational professionals in childcare locations such as daycares, preschools, early intervention programs, and primary schools. Non-caregiving positions are available with therapists, local governments, and religious organizations. A certificate in early childhood education is also attractive to employers of professional nannies.

Online courses and part-time programs are available for people seeking a flexible program. This makes it easy to enhance your education while continuing to work. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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International Montessori Institute
Vilafant , Spain +3 More

Students will learn the Pedagogical Principles that guide the Montessori Method. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to get a deep understanding of ... +

Students will learn the Pedagogical Principles that guide the Montessori Method. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to get a deep understanding of the child development from 3 to 6, “Children’s house”. This program is taught completely in Spanish -
Certificate
Full-time
2 years
Spanish, Chinese, English
Online
 
University of West Alabama Online
Livingston , USA

Advance your career as a teacher through an Education Specialist in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Alabama Online. In the program, you'll engage in subj ... +

Advance your career as a teacher through an Education Specialist in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Alabama Online. In the program, you'll engage in subjects including early childhood theory, research, curriculum and pedagogy. As a result, you will be prepared to serve students of diverse populations. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Exeed College
Sharjah , United Arab Emirates +3 More

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for working with children between the age of their birth and five years. It gives you the knowledge to handle and cater to ... +

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for working with children between the age of their birth and five years. It gives you the knowledge to handle and cater to the needs of children up to seven years. This qualification is also a gateway to Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce. -
Certificate
Full-time
3 months
English
Campus
 

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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford , USA

The Early Childhood Technology (ECT) certificate program is designed for educators and practitioners working with young children in pre-kindergarten through second grade in di ... +

The Early Childhood Technology (ECT) certificate program is designed for educators and practitioners working with young children in pre-kindergarten through second grade in diverse educational settings. -
Certificate
Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba , Australia +2 More

The Graduate Certificate of Education provides flexibility for students to select courses that best advance their applied knowledge and skills in relation to advancing their c ... +

The Graduate Certificate of Education provides flexibility for students to select courses that best advance their applied knowledge and skills in relation to advancing their careers. The Graduate Certificate of Education also provides a pathway into the USQ Education Master’s portfolio. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 24 months
English
Campus
Online
 
Stenberg College
Surrey , Canada

Early Childhood Educators (ECE) plan and lead activities for preschool children to encourage their intellectual, physical, emotional, social, linguistic and cultural growth. C ... +

Early Childhood Educators (ECE) plan and lead activities for preschool children to encourage their intellectual, physical, emotional, social, linguistic and cultural growth. Children acquire 85% of their personality, skills, and intellect by the time they're five years old. Be a part of their education during their most formative years. -
Certificate
Full-time
76 weeks
Campus
 
Campus Universitario Europeo
A Coruña , Spain +2 More

Originating from the Latin word infantia, childhood is the period of human life from birth to puberty.The concept allows you to name the set of children of that age

Originating from the Latin word infantia, childhood is the period of human life from birth to puberty.The concept allows you to name the set of children of that age -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Spanish
Online
 
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Orono , USA

Maine has established a new requirement that teachers working in public school Pre-K classrooms must hold, or be working toward, Endorsement 081: Early Childhood Teacher. K-8 ... +

Maine has established a new requirement that teachers working in public school Pre-K classrooms must hold, or be working toward, Endorsement 081: Early Childhood Teacher. K-8 certified teachers can apply for the four required courses in this certificate in partial fulfillment of the State’s requirements for the 081 endorsements. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery , USA

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, sk ... +

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Southern Cross Education Institute
Melbourne , Australia +1 More

This qualification covers workers who use organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children.

This qualification covers workers who use organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children. -
Certificate
Full-time
34 weeks
English
Campus
 
Online Learning College
Huddersfield , United Kingdom

This course is designed for new and existing childcare practitioners to gain the necessary skills to launch a career in Early Years.english

This course is designed for new and existing childcare practitioners to gain the necessary skills to launch a career in Early Years.english -
Certificate
English
Aug 2021
Online
 
Virtual College Limited
Ilkley , United Kingdom

This course covers the core information for Level 1 Safeguarding Children. It introduces safeguarding as a subject and covers key safeguarding topics, such as the national and ... +

This course covers the core information for Level 1 Safeguarding Children. It introduces safeguarding as a subject and covers key safeguarding topics, such as the national and local context, jargon and key terms, multi-agency working and best practice.english -
Certificate
English
Aug 2021
Online
 
South Tyneside College
South Shields , United Kingdom

If you study this course, you will undertake work placements in at least three settings. During the placements, you are required to complete a Professional Practice Portfolio ... +

If you study this course, you will undertake work placements in at least three settings. During the placements, you are required to complete a Professional Practice Portfolio to gather evidence of your competence in the early years setting. -
Certificate
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy , USA

The Teaching Assistant certificate provides you with the foundation to work as a teaching assistant in public and private schools. Teaching assistants work in the classroom to ... +

The Teaching Assistant certificate provides you with the foundation to work as a teaching assistant in public and private schools. Teaching assistants work in the classroom to provide direct instructional support to students under the supervision of a licensed teacher. -
Certificate
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Contra Costa College
San Pablo , USA

Early childhood educators care for and teach young children in preschool, daycare and after school programs. They provide safe, nurturing environments that families and commun ... +

Early childhood educators care for and teach young children in preschool, daycare and after school programs. They provide safe, nurturing environments that families and communities depend on. -
Certificate
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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