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Child Development (Certificate)

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Is your time limited, but yet committed to searching out options in your chosen field of education? Would you like to focus on core courses in an education field, but not commit to an entire degree program? Has your current employer, suggested to just “take a few classes” to move up the career ladder? If so, our Child Development certificate will fit your goals perfectly.

The Child Development Certificate will provide students with a solid core of education courses which may then be utilized in a variety of pathways toward other degrees. Even though this certificate is only sixteen credits, 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 giver employment position.

After graduating with this Child Development Certificate, recipients will be prepared to work toward the Child Development Diploma, 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

Key Classes

Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Children, Families, and Community
Child Development
Early Childhood Environments
Teaching: Integrating Curriculum through Creative Expression
Child Development

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