Early Childhood Education


Course Enrollment

6 Weeks, 5-6 hours a week
100% Online
$350 or 2 installments of $175
Start Date
Begins every month. Please enroll now to select your start date.

Who is this program for?

This program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the growth and development of young children. Through this program, you will gain mastery of the knowledge necessary to provide high-quality care and education to young children.

The program covers a range of topics related to early childhood education, including the cognitive and physical development of young children, language acquisition, curriculum development, health and safety guidelines, and family and community relationship building. By studying these areas in depth, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to support the growth and development of young children in a variety of settings, including early childhood centers, preschools, and family homes.

This micro-credential in early childhood education is designed to equip you with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to excel in this field. Whether you are looking to start a career in early childhood education or enhance your existing skills, this program will provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

group of children sitting in their school classroom and raising their hands to answer a question

Representative Job Titles

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Early Childhood Teacher Aid
  • Daycare Teacher
  • Daycare Administrator
  • Daycare Programs Coordinator
  • Preschool Administrator
  • Daycare Teacher

Why Choose a Career in Early Childhood Education?

Early childhood educators have the very real opportunity to make a difference in young lives and to shape future generations. Educators can directly influence a child’s emotional well-being by creating opportunities to become socially competent through building friendships and secure relationships. Children want to be able to do things themselves. Early childhood educators get to watch these children grow, and help them realize their potential along the way.

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Lays the Groundwork for Lifelong Learning
Vital to the Well-Being of Young Children
Support the Personal, Academic, and Social Development of Children

Course Overview

33 Learning Videos
32 Quizzes
8 Case Studies

This program helps students to master knowledge regarding the growth and development of a young child. The topics include the cognitive and physical development of the young child, language acquisition, curriculum development, health and safety guidelines, and family/community relationship building.

Module 1 – Early Childhood Theory and Foundations

Module 2 - Childhood Development and Moral Education

Module 3 - Classroom Environment and Building Collaborative Relationships

Module 4 - Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention

Module 5 - Language and Early Literacy Development

Module 6 - Instructional Planning and Cultural Awareness


This program will equip learners with the following skills:

  • Communication skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Patience and empathy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Continuous learning

This program will equip learners with the following work competencies:

  • Communicates basic knowledge of developmental theories and current research findings as they apply to children’s social–emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual, and motor development, and understand implications for practice.
  • Understand parenting as a lifelong developmental process that begins before conception or adoption. Get familiar with parenting issues associated with each major stage of child development. Ability to refer families to appropriate resources.
  • Attend to the culturally diverse attributes of children and families.
  • Use multiple strategies for building relationships with families, such as soliciting family goals for the child, sharing observations and documentation with families, and being available to meet with family members upon request.
  • Design program strategies that incorporate knowledge of children’s cultural and linguistic backgrounds and experiences into the curriculum.

Still Have Questions?

What is the duration of the program and how much time is required each week?

This is a six-week program that will require about 5 to 6 hours of dedicated time per week.

Will this micro-credential be transferrable for credit-hours?

No. Micro-credentials are not transferrable for credit. These are skills-based training programs that differ from a traditional college course.

Are there assignments and deadlines?

No, there are no assignment deadlines. There is, however, a prescribed pace for timely completion as learners will have a set number of weeks to complete the credential.

Do I have to attend classes at the same time each week?

Micro-credentials are self-paced and do not require the learner to attend class at a certain time each week. Learners should expect to spend 5-6 hours per week engaging with the course at their own pace. Select weeks will have optional webinars featuring industry experts.

What do I receive upon completion of this micro-credential?

Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

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