Early Childhood Education
Become certified as a Group Leader or Director with Colorado Mountain College
This program enables students to meet the educational qualification for group leader and director as defined by the Department of Human Services of the State of Colorado. This program provides training for those who want to become involved in the care of young children from birth to age eight. 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.
Employment may be found 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.