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Child Development (Diploma)

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Young children are your passion, but do you have the time or need to commit to a two-year degree? Would you like to focus on core courses in an education field, without a lot of electives?  If so, our Child Development diploma will be the perfect niche for your needs.

The Child Development diploma will provide students with a solid core of education courses and beginning elective courses which may then be utilized in a variety of pathways toward other degrees. Students will be gaining professional knowledge, skills and abilities to benefit them early on to assist in deciding upon an education career goal or assisting them to move up the career ladder in a current child care employment position.

After graduating with this Child Development diploma, recipients will be prepared to work toward the Child Development A.A.S. or Early Childhood Education A.A. degree. All graduates will also be prepared for any number of entry-level positions related to the child care profession.

Career Opportunities

Child Care Worker
Child Care Provider
Child Caregiver
Before and After School Daycare Worker
Nanny

Key Classes

Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Children, Families, and Community
Child Development
Early Childhood Environments
Teaching: Integrating Curriculum through Creative Expression
Children with Special Needs
Teaching English Language Learners


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