Early Childhood (certificate)

This Early Childhood Certificate is designed to prepare students who wish to work with children from birth through 8 years of age in a variety of early childhood environments. The courses provide an understanding of the developmental needs of children along with specific skills for working with children. In addition, there is a work experience in which students spend eight hours per week working directly with children in a supervised setting. This program can also serve as a “stepping-stone” for those who want to pursue an A.A.S. or A.S. degree in a related field.

For more information on our Early Childhood Education programs please view the degree requirements and contact:
Professor Tammy Calhoun
Gateway, Room 131

Or contact Professor Deb Ahola
Gateway, Room 130

Note: All students enrolled in ECH 131 Early Childhood Field Instruction and Seminar I will need to supply the following before entering the field:

  1. A notarized Criminal Conviction Statement
  2. A signed “I Will” statement to uphold the NAEYC Code of Ethics and SUNY Schenectady Early Childhood Professional Behaviors
  3. Medical evidence of his/her ability to work with children and a negative TB result that is dated within one year from matriculation in ECH 131.