This curriculum prepares students not currently working in child care to qualify to gain employment in either early childhood or infant-toddler or family child care programs. This curriculum can also be chosen by students who are currently working in child care that do not elect to pursue the national CDA Credential as described in the Child Development Certificate of Mastery. As part of this curriculum plan, students complete three teaching methodology courses designed to give them hands-on experiences working with young children from birth to age eight.
Specialized Course Requirements: 15 Hours
^Child Development 15 hours
+CHLD 2233 Physical Development and Creative Expression: Birth to Eight
+CHLD 2243 Language and Cognitive Development: Birth to Eight
CHLD 2263 Social and Emotional Development: Birth to Eight
And select two courses from the following:
CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Life Span
CHLD 2023 Child Development and Parenting
*CHLD 2103 Child Guidance
CHLD 2203 Child and Family in the Community
CHLD 2213 Children with Special Needs
English 3 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
Total Credit Hours: 18
*Course has prerequisite.
^Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
+Students who complete these courses with a grade of C or better may apply the credits as controlled electives toward certain Child Development Associate in Applied Science degree options. Contact the division office for more information.
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Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.
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