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Early Childhood Education

Become certified as a Group Leader or Director with Colorado Mountain College


Help shape young lives! Learn to how to care for children from birth to age eight. A group leader and director certificate gives you many options. This program helps you meet the educational qualification for group leader and director for the State of Colorado.

Courses in theory and lab experience are combined to provide a comprehensive base of growth and development, with a strong emphasis on field experiences. Early intervention, high risk, gifted and developmentally delayed issues are included.

With this training, you can find work in child care centers, preschools, kindergartens, nursery schools, after-school programs, recreational centers, playground, and other programs serving children from birth to age eight.

Graduates will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency. The curriculum includes many of the classes included in the Associate of Science degree in early childhood Education and credits may apply toward that degree.