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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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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
 
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
 

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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
Jul 2021
Campus
Online
 
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 0 to 3, including different complementary approaches such us Emmi Pikler’s free movement theories or Elinor Goldschmied’s vision of playing area. We want to propose an online learning program to contribute, with concrete proposals, in order to improve the quality of the education provided in spaces of early childhood, such as Kindergarten, Montessori Moms, families or any other facilitator. This program is taught completely in Spanish -
Certificate
Full-time
Spanish, English, Italian, Chinese
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
 
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
Jan 2022
Campus
 
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
Sep 2021
Online
 
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
Sep 2021
Online
 
Campion College
Toongabbie, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary) is designed to serve a dual purpose: a) as a foundation for students seeking a qualification in theology but do not h ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary) is designed to serve a dual purpose: a) as a foundation for students seeking a qualification in theology but do not have any prior qualifications in this field; b) as professional development for students currently working as Religious Education teachers. -
Graduate Certificate
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Mastery Institute Australia
Brisbane, Australia

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care reflects workers' role in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the Education and Care Services N ... +

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care reflects workers' role in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard requirements. -
Certificate
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Institute of Tertiary & Higher Education Australia
Melbourne, Australia

This qualification reflects workers' role in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the Nationa ... +

This qualification reflects workers' role in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard requirements. -
Certificate
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Canadian Business College
Mississauga, Canada

Canadian Business College’s Early Childcare Assistant (ECA) program provides students with innovative childhood education courses and practical experience – based on current i ... +

Canadian Business College’s Early Childcare Assistant (ECA) program provides students with innovative childhood education courses and practical experience – based on current infant and childhood research and practice. CBC’s ECA program focuses on early childhood development, curriculum development, health and safety, and the key communication skills needed to effectively work with children, parents, and community members. -
Certificate
English (Canada)
Sep 2021
Campus
 
ALACC Health College Australia
Preston, Australia

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can provide entry level job opportunities in the home, childcare centres, or school-based environments.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can provide entry level job opportunities in the home, childcare centres, or school-based environments. -
Certificate
English
Jan 2022
 
Queensland International Institute
Brisbane City, Australia

Learners who are not employed in the early childhood sector (working with children) will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.

Learners who are not employed in the early childhood sector (working with children) will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. -
Certificate
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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