Your Curriculum

Childcare Center Teacher
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Ellen White: 503-491-6985 - Room ECC106

Child Care Center Teacher Career Pathways Certificate
Click the image above for the
Career Pathway Roadmap

This program provides initial training and education in child development, guidance, observation and practical experiences with young children. Completers are eligible to apply for Level 8 certification through the Oregon Registry.

The coursework, as shown below, is included in the Child Development and Early Education one-year certificate program and the two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students may apply their credits to either of these programs and add to their skills.

Students who complete this career pathway certificate will have met the educational requirements for the position of teacher in a licensed, private child care center. (Experience requirements also apply.)

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Promote learning environments designed to optimize children’s development in all domains
  • Develop positive relationships with families and community
  • Provide a rationale for effective observation, documentation and assessment of children’s development
  • Support Developmentally Appropriate Practices and all relevant guidelines
  • Use content knowledge and inquiry tools to analyze meaningful curriculum
  • Demonstrate an exemplary work ethic and uphold the standards of the profession
First Quarter (Fall)
ECE140 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE144 Early Childhood Observation Techniques 2
ECE170 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
Second Quarter (Winter)
ECE123 Early Childhood Speech and Language 3
ECE147 Infant/Toddler Caregiving 3
ECE161 Child Development: Ages and Stages 3
Third Quarter (Spring)
ECE145 Techniques of Positive Guidance 3
ECE158 Play as Curriculum 3
ECE166 Seminar - Beginning1   1
ECE171 Families and Diversity 3
WE280CDC1 Cooperative Education Internship1 3
Total Credits 30

1Prior to beginning WE280CDC1 - Cooperative Education, third quarter, students must be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry.

© 2014 Mt. Hood Community College | 26000 SE Stark St. | Gresham, OR 97030 | 503-491-6422
 Last Modified: 1/6/2015 01:24:13 PM