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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE 102)


90 hours.

Various; distance learning format.

August 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Supervised Practice
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: coordinate space, time, and materials to plan developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage children’s play, exploration, and learning; articulate an understanding of the principles of child growth and development to serve as a foundation for working effectively with young children; design and implement a safe environment for young children and promote the development of safe practices; create a healthy environment and promote the development of good health habits; apply policies and practices needed to meet the nutritional needs of young children; design and implement strategies and techniques for providing a supportive environment in which children can develop self-control and interact positively with others; describe strategies for establishing and maintaining positive and productive relationships with families; identify the existence of possible special needs and make program adaptations to provide an appropriate program for all children; advocate for quality care in early childhood programs and take advantage of opportunities to improve competence, both for personal and professional growth and for the benefit of families and children; recognize ways to utilize community resources to assist children with diverse abilities, their families, and early care and education professionals; and interact with children with an awareness of the importance of respecting diversity in programs for young children.


To introduce the student to the field of early childhood education, including characteristics and needs of children in a variety of early care and education settings, the role of the professional, and requirements for employment in the field.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, or Pre-K to 6 Education (8/21).