Certificate in Early Childhood Education-Twelve Core Units Riverside City College
Education is for you if you are interested in working with infants and toddlers required by Title 22 licensing. Learn practical skills and on-site training that will prepare students for employment with infants/toddlers in the field of Early Childhood Education.
This certificate prepares the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child development program. The twelve core units include EAR 20, 24, 28, and 42 and form the foundation upon which further early childhood coursework is built.
Scholarships and Funding
Financial Aid Support for Your Educational Goals
There are many types of financial aid available to you at RCC. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application is required for most forms of financial aid. Types of financial aid include grants, scholarships, tuition waivers, and student loans.
- Federal Pell Grant (Part of FAFSA application)
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG - Part of FAFSA application)
State of California Grants
- California College Promise
- Cal Grant Program
- Student Success Completion Grant
- Chafee Grant Program for eligible foster youth and former foster youth
- California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program (CNG EAAP)
Riverside Community College District Scholarship
There are over 250 scholarships available to students through the RCCD Foundation, and only one application is needed to apply. If you are an admitted student at RCC and have a student email address, you can apply for scholarships offered by the RCCD Foundation.
CGACC-RCC International Student Scholarship
International Students at Riverside City College are welcome to apply for CGACC-RCC Scholarship. This scholarship is in the form of a tuition fee reduction estimated at $1,250. The application deadline for CGACC-RCC International Student Scholarship is July 25, and the results of the students selected are typically announced by August 6.
To be eligible for consideration for this award, the applicant must be a new or continuing international student who will study full-time at one of the RCCD colleges (Riverside City College, Norco College, or Moreno Valley College) on an F-1 Student Visa in the fall semester. Transfer students can also apply. New international students who apply for the scholarship must have a completed RCC international student application, submitted all required application documents, and received an RCCD I-20.
Required Courses (12 units)
Complete two courses from the list below:
- EAR-20 --- Child Growth and Development --- 3
- EAR-24 --- Introduction to Curriculum --- 3
- EAR-28 --- Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children --- 3
- EAR-42 --- Child, Family, and Community --- 3
This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 4-6 months. For students who require a part-time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical perspectives in human development and education.
- Appraise the role of the child as an active learner.
- Integrate child growth and development into practical and meaningful applications.