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.

 

Degrees in Early Childhood Education:

Students completing the Associate in Science Degree in Early Childhood Education for Transfer will be able to:

  • apply concepts of child grown and development from conception through adolescence within the family and cultural context.
  • work in Early Education and Family development fields.

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

  • develop both the knowledge of subject matter and professional skills that enable them to work in the Early Education and Family Development fields and/or transfer as a Child Development (or related discipline) major.

 

Certificates of Achievement in Child Development:

Students completing the Certificate of Achievement 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.

Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Child Development: Associate Teacher will be able to:

  • 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.
  • analyze a variety of programs available to pre-school children and employ essential components for a quality program.

 

Successful Completions (Student Outcomes):

Program/Discipline Award Type Award Title 2011-12
Awards
2012-13
Awards
2013-14
Awards
2014-15
Awards
2015-16
Awards
Child Development Degree Early Childhood Education for Transfer n/a 4 10 21 15
Degree Child Development 16 15 10 20 11
Certificate Child Development  3 4 30 27 27
Certificate Child Development Associate Teacher  1 80 55   74


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