Program Overview

The Early Childhood Education, Administrator Skills certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to work with young school aged children in diverse learning environments. Early childhood education is a critical point in many children’s lives, as it provides social skills, basic concepts of learning coordination, reading, mathematics and science. Students in this certificate program will combine the academic coursework with practice in actual classroom and daycare settings with children, under the strict supervision of qualified teachers.

Earning a foundational education in child growth and development may give students the advanced interest to further their pursuits to become licensed teachers and caregivers, and contribute to the shortage of qualified teachers in many local and foreign learning institutions. The Early Childhood Administration Skill certificate focuses on introducing students to the key responsibilities of an administrative professional in a school setting. The administrators may have duties and tasks related to encouraging the communication between a family, child, and the teacher, as well as guiding the child on proper paths for success. Teachers may also be responsible for fostering appropriate health, safety and nutritional choices, developing creative activities, and creating educational curriculums for development.

While in this program, students should aim to advance their own understanding of cognitive learning, motor skills, social cues, and the creative development needed in teaching and influencing young children. Upon successful completion of the 13 credit hour program, students may use the learned education to enter elementary settings in public or private institutions or home schooling. Graduates may also be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and appropriate school-age programs.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

    School Overview

    Lenoir Community College is a two-year public school located in Kinston, North Carolina. LCC was established in 1958 by the State Board of Legislation. Lenoir Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System. The school serves nearly 850,000 citizens annually through its primary service area, which includes Lenoir, Greene, and Jones counties.

    Lenoir Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. The College offers many certificates and diploma options requiring less than two years for completion. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, weekend, and in online format. Distance Education courses carry the same academic credit and rigor as traditional on-campus classes and follow the same semester start and end times. Online courses can be hybrid, web-assisted, internet-based, or video courses.

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