Nov 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate - Academic Plan

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Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate Want to make a difference in a young child’s life? Consider the field of Early Childhood Education. Research supports the importance of high quality, early childhood programs which impact children’s development throughout their school years and on into adult life. One of the most importance influences is the teacher. Arapahoe Community College and the Early Childhood Education program faculty are committed to prepare professionals to work with young children, birth through age 8 in a variety of settings. The Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate will prepare students for early childhood teacher positions in early childhood care and education settings. Upon completion of these classes, you will have met academic requirements as an Early Childhood Assistant Teacher. All Early Childhood and general education coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 6

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
ECE 1011   - Introduction to Early Education OR
ECE 1031   - Guidance Strategies for Young Children
3 No Yes Yes Yes
ECE Elective - Select any course with an ECE prefix 3 No Yes Yes Yes


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office ( or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate. Students pursuing this certificate MUST complete and pass a background check. Go to and complete the background check with Castle Branch.

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