As part of the ARC-ECE Application process, we require the following 2 documents in either a Word or PDF format. 

  1. Experience:  Provide a list of all early childhood programs you have worked for.  Include program name, address, phone, dates of employment, position and supervisor name. 
  2. Reasons/Vision: In one document answer the following:
    1. Why do you want to complete an alternate certification in Birth-5 at Charter Oak State College? (One page suggested)
    2. Describe your vision of a high quality early childhood classroom. (One or two pages suggested) 

The name of these documents should include the first initial of your first name followed by your last name.   For Example:  Jack Smith would be JSmith_experience.docx  and JSmith_reasons.docx

Email both of these documents as an attachment to  



Deadlines for ARC Application

For the upcoming:

Fall term:  July 1st
Spring term:  December 1st
Summer term:  April 1st