The ECE Credential Level 1 Training online is designed to introduce individuals to general child development, health and safety, school-age care, observation, environments for children, and the importance of relationships with children and their families.  Participants who complete the entire training are qualified for an ECE Credential Level 1, which is the first step on the Gateways to Opportunity Career Lattice. This credential is for individuals interested in entering the field of early care and education.


The ECE Credential Level 1 online curriculum consists of 16 modules, each of them is two hours in length. While any of the 16 modules may be taken independent of the others, taking the modules in order (Module 1 through Module 9) is recommended and encouraged.  Completing the entire series not only earns you 32 contact hours of training but qualifies you for the ECE Credential Level 1. The ECE Credential Level 1 credential is awarded to you automatically upon completion of all 16 modules.  No application is necessary and there is no cost for the credential.

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