Early Childhood Education
Become certified as a Group Leader or Director with Colorado Mountain College
Help shape young lives! For anyone interested in early childhood education certification in Colorado, at CMC you’ll 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.
Program at a Glance
Degrees: Early Childhood Education / Early Childhood Teacher (Cert), Group Leader (Cert), Director (Cert), Developmental Interventionist (Cert)
See tuition information below
What will I learn?
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.
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.
Where can I go from here?
With this early childhood education certification and training, you can find work in:
- Child care centers
- Nursery schools
- After-school programs
- Recreational centers
- Other programs serving children from birth to age eight
What classes will I take?
Early Childhood Teacher Certificate (online catalog)
Group Leader Certificate (online catalog)
Director Certificate (online catalog)
Developmental Interventionist Certificate (online catalog)
How much is tuition?
Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.
Tuition Rates for this program
per Credit Hour
|See Residency Requirements, District Map
*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester.
**Colorado residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify. See In-district.
***Non-residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify for a limited, special rate. See Second Home Owner Rate.
Special Tuition Rates at CMC
You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.
per Credit Hour
|Vets & Military Families||$103||$1,545|
|CMC Service Area||$103||$1,545|
|Western States (WUE)||$150.75||$1,586.25|
|*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester
See Residency Requirements
See Second Home Owner Tuition Rate
See District Employer Sponsored Rate
See the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program