Code: F_CER_ECE5

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online Learning

Foundations of Early Childhood Education


Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECE 101Introduction to Early Childhood Education


ECE 102Introduction to Early Childhood Lab Techniques


ECE 103Guidance Strategies for Young Children


ECE 220ECE Curriculum Development: Methods and Techniques


ECE 236Child Growth/Development Laboratory


ECE 238ECE Child Growth and Development


Total Credit Hours: 16

Students enrolling in ECE 102 must pass a criminal background check before they are allowed to start their practicum hours with children. Contact your home campus ECE Program Director if you are enrolling in an on-campus section of a practicum course or the FRCC – ECE Online Lead if you are enrolling in an online section of a practicum course for information on how to complete the background check process.

Note: Many positions in Colorado early childhood programs require employees to meet, at minimum, the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood requirements for Early Childhood Teacher (ECT). ECT and Director qualified requirements include a combination of verifiable experience and post-secondary education. Please contact the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood to determine which requirements you need. Students who place into CCR 093 or above may begin the coursework for this certificate. Students scoring below this level should consult with a Faculty Member before registering for courses in this program of study.

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