The Early Childhood Development certificate program prepares graduates for entry-level roles in early childhood settings that serve children birth through age 8. Possible job options are child care centers, preschools, and public or private schools. People who enjoy helping children learn and grow would be interested in this program of study. Students enrolled in this program are subject to criminal background checks, processed through the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).
Courses ECD 102, ECD 107, ECD 131, ECD 132, ECD 133 contain a lab component of 24 hours. All lab courses require completed South Carolina Department of Social Services documentation.