NCECP's Distance Education
"We Bring Education to Your
brings quality education and training to the doorsteps of Early
across the country. With Distance
training is available at any time and in any location. All
of the courses offer students a wide range of learning experiences
and provide multiple opportunities to demonstrate acquired
One Step Support
Every student in our program receives one-on-one
support to help with individual
learning needs. Instructors work with students via the telephone
and/or e-mail whenever needed during the training experience.
How Does Distance Education Work?
may be taken to earn early childhood
Professional Development Points (PDPs),
or simply to fulfill an interest. Every
student in the program receives instructor support
via email whenever needed during their training experience.
After filling out the application, a Distance
will be shipped to you and inside will be the instructor’s name
and contact information.
NCECP Distance Education Courses
PDPs/THs or 4.5
& Administration of Early Childhood Programs #301.1
This course covers components essential
for the successful operation of any early childhood education
program. Topics include Home/School Relationships, Avoiding
Burn-out, and Supervision/Staff Development.
This course presents curriculum
frameworks for preschool age children (2.9-5 years) including
cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development. Students
will learn about such topics as Developmentally Appropriate
Practices, Philosophy & Goals, Room Arrangements and more.
and Toddler Curriculum #301.4
This course presents a curriculum
framework for infants' and toddlers' cognitive, physical,
emotional and social development. Students will learn
about such topics as Developmentally Appropriate Practices,
Observation, Philosophy, and Goals, Room Arrangements,
Parent/Teacher relations and more. This course is
appropriate for all early childhood educators who work with
infants and toddlers.
Child Guidance #401.1
This course provides information about
the stresses and supports children's experiences in today's
society. Based on an understanding of the condition of
children in an adult focused society, the course provides a
theoretical framework of behavior management as well as
strategies to prevent and respond to behavior in a manner that
will provide positive guidance and limit setting. This
course is appropriate for all early childhood educators; family
and center based programs, as well as public and private school
teachers working with children through grade three.
Inclusive Classroom #401.2
This course covers the strategies for
working with children with special needs in an early childhood
setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn the skills
necessary to transform their classroom(s) into an effective
learning environment that meets the academic and social needs of
all children. Specific areas covered include learning centers,
fine and gross motor skills, circle, transition and snack times.
NCECP Distance Education Courses for
The Physical Environment
Currently being updated
This course includes a video, text books
and related articles on the physical environment. Students
will learn how to assess a classroom based on the needs and
perspectives of children and adults, become familiar with
academic resources available on indoor learning settings and
materials, conduct an assessment and make changes in a manner
that will educate others about how and why changes are made.
Effective Communication With
Currently being updated
This course includes a video and text
that focus on developing effective communication skills between
educators and parents. Students will learn strategies for
listening and understanding issues from the perspective of
parents, how to assess their own communication styles, and new
communication tools. The shared goal is to provide the best
quality care for the child.
and Movement in Early Childhood Programs #101.3
Students will learn the benefits of
music and movement and how to incorporate music and movement
into their everyday curriculum for all children to enjoy.
Students will also learn activities that promote positive growth
and development for typically developing children and those
within restricted mobility. Appropriate for all early
childhood educators who work with preschool age children.
Nutrition: The Early
Years-Birth Through Age 6 #101.4
Currently being updated
This course will allow the student to
assess the dietary needs of children in their care, implement a
food program that meets all of the dietary requirements of
children through age 6 and identify valuable resources.
This course is designed to meet the training and certification
needs of early childhood educators as well as parents.
Home providers who participate in a food service program will
meet 10 hours of the required training mandated by their
Creating Learning Materials
from Recyclables #201.1
Currently being updated
This course covers the educational and
environmental benefits of using recycled materials in your home
or classroom. Students will engage in projects that will
demonstrate first hand how to use recycled items as learning
materials, expand their knowledge of recycled resources and
learn about important issues such as storage and parents
involvement. Appropriate for the Family Day Care provider
and Infant/Toddler or Preschool Teachers, as well as public and
private school teachers working with children through grade
Multicultural Education in
Early Childhood Programs #201.2
Currently being updated
Students who take this course assess
their own attitudes, values, beliefs and practices concerning
multicultural education. Students will learn an active approach
to multicultural education, including critically assessing a
classroom environment and developing goals and objectives for
implementing assessment based changes. Appropriate for
Family Day Care Providers and Intant/Toddler and Preschool
Teachers as well as public and private school teachers working
with children though Grade 3.
DISTANCE EDUCATION POLICY
The National Coalition
for Educational and Cultural Programs, Inc.
PO Box 80255, Stoneham, MA 02180
279-4658 Email Us
Education Program offers a high
quality, affordable training option that is literally brought to
your doorstep. The courses may be taken to earn early
childhood Professional Development Points
Education Units (CEUs),
or, simply to fulfill an interest. We are confident that
whatever your motive is, you will find our courses to be
insightful and educationally satisfying. Every
student in the program receives instructor support via email
whenever needed during their training experience. All
assignments must be submitted electronically and a basic level
of computer knowledge including word processing is required. The
privilege to submit assignments in any other format (mail or
fax) must be pre-approved by the NCECP and will result in
additional pre-paid charges over and above the published course
Tuition and Fees (effective 01/01/09)
courses that offer up to 45 PDPs/Training
Hours or 4.5
CEUs are $300.00.
courses that offer up to 10 PDPs/Training
Hours or 1
CEU are $100.00.
All courses include the loan of a DVD,
video, texts, and a course packet that provides step by step
instruction for course assignments. Students are responsible for
course work not turned in within the appropriate time frame.
Failure to adhere to the course schedule will result in a late
fee of $5.00 per day.
Student’s who return materials late are charged a late
fee of $5.00 per day billed directly to their credit card.
Course materials not returned to NCECP
after a ten-day delinquency period will result in NCECP billing
the student’s credit card for the cost of the course materials
in addition to the 10-day late fee charges.
Cancellation Policy—If an order
is cancelled BEFORE the course is shipped, a full refund will be
issued to the card holder. If the order is cancelled AFTER the
student has received the materials, a credit with NCECP towards
a future course will be issued to the card holder/student. The
credit will be honored for up to 2 years from the original
enrollment date. If course fees increase in that timeframe, the
student will be obligated to submit the additional amount.
With Instructor and NCECP approval, I may be
allowed to temporarily interrupt my course, return all materials
and resume the course at a later date utilizing whatever time
remains from the 63 days allowed by contract PLUS cover the cost
of re-shipping & returning to NCECP via UPS. This
$50 charge will be billed directly to my credit card provided.
If I do not complete the required coursework
within the contracted 21 or 63 days, there is no option to
submit assignments in the future. I must return all materials,
re-enroll in the course, pay the required fee entitling me to
another 21 or 63 days in which to earn my Certificate.
Replacement cost for 101&201
courses is $290.00
per course, 301&401
courses is $495.00
The courses were developed by
experienced early childhood college instructors on a
post-secondary level courses require students to implement
activities and assignments with children from Infancy to Grade
3.. They are geared for self motivated individuals with
solid academic skills who work with children from infancy
Students are expected to submit coursework at 2-week intervals (or sooner) to ensure sufficient time for Instructor feed-back and completion of assignment(s) and return of course materials within the 63 days allowed per signed enrollment form/contract.
Instructors will respond within 48 hours (unless otherwise arranged) to assignments submitted in accordance with this 2-week interval plan. Those not adhering to this policy or who submit assignments “out of order” risk delayed input based on the Instructors’ obligations to other students in compliance. This may further result in Late Fees of $5 per day billed directly to the student’s credit card.
To earn PDPs, Training Hours or CEUs,
students must demonstrate a minimum
of 80% competency via their course work.
Coursework must be complete, accurate, professional in
presentation, typewritten and free of errors. Check the course
descriptions to make sure your course selection is appropriate
for your needs. Students must contact his or her
instructor upon receipt of the course.
Terms & Conditions
The costs of the Distance
courses, which include door to door shipping and handling, must
be paid up front. Students are required to secure their Distance
participation with a credit card and agree to pay for any lost,
damaged, late or non-returned materials.
Course offerings 101&201
are loaned for a maximum of 21 days.
Course offerings 301&401
are loaned for a maximum of 63 days.
Each module must be turned in
within a 2-week time frame.
The NCECP is authorized
As a CEU, PDP and TH
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