Dec 02, 2021  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog

Early Childhood Program Director’s Certificate


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The Early Childhood Program Director’s Certificate is available to early childhood professionals in the state as well as to students. The certificate program is designed to:

  • fit Wyoming’s Professional Development Career Lattice,
  • fit the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s guidelines for the Preparation of Early Childhood Professionals,
  • complement the definition of Quality Child Care developed by the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Early Childhood Development, and
  • allow a variety of paths to certification.

The Early Childhood Program Director’s Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone certificate, simultaneously with the distance Professional Child Development undergraduate concentration or the on-campus Human Development and Family Sciences undergraduate concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences, or to complement other related degree programs. Courses satisfy certification requirements in many states. They also fit professional development for home providers and daycare professionals.

Those who would benefit from these courses include: Head Start teachers and directors; home providers; Departments of Family Services, Adoption, and Social Service workers; public health nurses; school nurses; directors of school-age child care programs; preschool program teachers, and public school teachers.

The following courses are recommended for this certification. All courses must be taken for letter grade and completed with a grade of C or above.

Required Nutrition Course


Required Early Childhood Program Administration Course


Uniqueness and Cultural Awareness Courses:


Choose one of the following Uniqueness and Cultural Awareness courses:

Family Relationships Courses:


Choose one of the following Family Relationships courses:

Early Childhood Growth and Development Courses:


Choose one of the following Early Childhood Growth and Development courses:

Health and Safety Courses:


Choose one of the following Health and Safety courses:

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