Early Child Development

Program Purpose:

Students who complete Child Development courses will be able to apply concepts of child growth and development from conception through adolescence within the family and cultural context. Students who complete the Child Development program will develop both the knowledge of subject matter and professional skills that enable them to work in the Early Education and Family Development fields.

Degree in Early Childhood Education:

Students completing the Associate of Science Degree in Child Development will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and professional skills that enable them to work in the Early Education and Family Development fields.
  • Develop curriculum and assessment plans for children.
  • Explain physical, cognitive and psychosocial domains in the preschool age child.
  • Analyze the core components of environmental influences on children and families, including socialization, diverse family structures, family interpersonal relationships, education and mass media influences.

Early Childhood Education (AS-T) Program of Study

Outcome Assessment Results (in progress)

 

Child Development Center (Lab Experience for Early Childhood Education)

Service Area Outcome Assessment Results

 

Career Pathways and Gainful Employment Disclosures

The Child Development Program prepares students for an associate degree
in Child Development or for completion of certificates of achievement in
Preschool, Infant/Toddler or School Age Child Care, Family Child Care
Provider Certificate, and the Child Development Permit levels of
Assistant, Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor
and Program Director. Students develop knowledge of subject matter and
skills needed for success in transferring to a college or university as
well as success in a variety of vocational areas.

Career Pathway

Gainful Employment Disclosures