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Colorado Child Care Licensing Requirements
To be Early Childhood Teacher-qualified by the State of Colorado, students must complete a minimum of two 3-credit hour college courses in Early Childhood Education. One of the courses must be ECE 101-Introduction to Early Childhood Education or ECE 103-Guidance Strategies for Children. In addition, 24 months of verifiable work experience with children under the age of six in a licensed child care setting is required. Contact an ECE advisor for:
- Specific courses that meet the above course requirements.
- Assistance in completing the verifiable work experience and/or
- Other options, as they pertain to community college courses.
To be Director-qualified in a large child care center by the State of Colorado, complete 30 semester hours of specific coursework, plus 24 months of verifiable work experience.
Contact an ECE faculty advisor for additional information concerning the course requirements.