Child Development Certificate

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Child Development Program is designed to help provide the student an in-depth opportunity to study the whole development of the child. This program is designed to give the student a practical working knowledge of the child. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Every student must complete and pass a background check, and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations required by various courses in the program.

Course Sequence

Fall

CDEC 1311Educating Young Children

3

CDEC 1354Child Growth & Development

3

CDEC 1303Families, Schools, & Community

3

CDEC 1318Wellness of the Young Child

3

CDEC 1319Child Guidance

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring

CDEC 1321The Infant & Toddler

3

CDEC 1164Practicum-Child Development

1

CDEC 1413Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood

4

CDEC 1359Children With Special Needs

3

CDEC 2426Administration of Programs for Children I

4

Total Credit Hours:15

CDEC 1164: Capstone must be taken in final semester.