Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC)
What is the Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC)?
The Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC) is a free credential issued in Connecticut through the Office of Early Childhood. The ECTC is required of all Connecticut teachers in state-funded programs.The ECTC is awarded at two levels:
The ECTC validates that an individual meets teacher competency level in six areas:
- Promoting child development and learning
- Building family and community relationships
- Observing, documenting, and assessing to support young children and families
- Using developmentally effective approaches
- Using content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
- Growing as a professional
The ECTC also provides documentation that an individual meets the legislative teacher requirements for state-funded programs:
- School Readiness
- Child Day Care Contract
- State Head Start
Who is eligible?
The ECTC is open to all individuals working in the early childhood field.
For more information about the Early Childhood Teacher Credential, please visit The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
We're ready when you are.
- Enrollment is hassle-free, and it's easy to get started.
- Financial aid is available, and we're still accepting applications.
- You will find comprehensive support services that will get you through college and into a great career.
- We are veteran-friendly, and we understand and respect the needs of veteran students.
- If you want to transfer in credits, we can typically review your transcripts of prior learning in less than one business day.
Contact us today!
Goodwin University will never sell your personal information to a third party. By submitting your contact information, you give permission to Goodwin University to contact you by phone, email, mail, and text message.