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ECTIC Course Schedule and Dates

Information Sessions

Individuals who would like to learn more about the Early Childhood Trauma Informed Care Certificate or ask questions regarding the program may attend a virtual information session. Information sessions will he held on the days and times indicated below. Click on the session date to register for that specific session. Students who have joined the interest list will automatically receive email reminders of upcoming information sessions.

Information Sessions

November 13, 2023

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. PST

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Program Information

Each three-unit, academic credit course is 6 weeks long. Each course is offered online and has virtual class meetings once a week, along with online coursework.

Early Childhood Trauma Informed Care Certificate
Courses 3
Tuition $3,510
Units 9
Length 18 weeks


Course Schedule

Spring 2024 ECTIC Cohort
Courses Dates

Impact of Trauma on Child Development

February 5 - March 15, 2024

Trauma Informed Care Using a Safety Based Approach

March 18 - May 3, 2024

Trauma Informed Care in Practice

May 6 - June 14, 2024

Note: There will be no classes during Spring Break (April 1-6, 2024)

Course Descriptions

CD 5730: Impact of Trauma on Child Development

This course will provide an opportunity for students to go in-depth in understanding what is trauma and ACEs and their impact on child development. Specifically, young children’s responses to trauma, and implications for mental health and stress response.  In addition to the impact of trauma on child development, this course will provide an understanding of how trauma impacts systems in which children develop. Students will have an opportunity to self-reflect on own potential trauma and ACEs. (3 units)

Student Learning Outcomes - Students will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic components of trauma and stress
  2. Discuss impact of trauma on various facets of child development
  3. Describe the various ways children respond to trauma and stress
  4. Identify role of ACES in the impact of trauma on child development
  5. Describe various ways to identify and assess trauma and stress
  6. Engage in self-reflection regarding trauma and ACES
  7. Identify potential biases in practice
  8. Describe the basic components of resilience and strengths-based perspectives

CD 5735: Trauma Informed Care using a Safety Based Approach

This course will use a strength-based and resiliency perspective. Students will learn what is Trauma Informed Care. Students will have an opportunity to examine how to create safe environments so children feel comfortable to learn and explore. The course will provide clear strategies for building trusting relationships with children as well as considerations for room design and materials. (3 units)

Student Learning Outcomes - Students will be able to:

  1. Define trauma informed care and how to implement trauma informed strategies in the classroom
  2. Describe how to create safe environments for children to address trauma’s negative effects
  3. Apply knowledge of trauma informed care while working with families of children who have experienced trauma

CD 5740: Trauma Informed Care in Practice

This course is the final in the certificate program and focuses on examining Trauma Informed Care in action. Students will learn evidence-based strategies for working with young children who may have experienced trauma. There will be opportunities to practice TIC using scenarios and interactive assignments. Students will identify key resources in their community that can support trauma informed care. This course will discuss and provide coping skills for compassion fatigue. (3 units)

Student Learning Outcomes - Students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast differences in relationship-based practice and trauma informed practice
  2. Describe and visualize an early childhood trauma informed classroom design and materials
  3. Identify resources and potential partnerships with community resources for educators and/or parents to support trauma informed care
  4. Describe what is compassion fatigue
  5. Describe the impact of compassion fatigue
  6. Identify ways to cope with compassion fatigue
  7. Apply trauma informed care to lesson plans
  8. Identify the procedures as a mandated reporter, for assessing incidents of child abuse and differentiate between the appropriate agencies for reference