The Child Development program assists individuals with information regarding the teaching of young children. The emphasis of these courses is on Early Childhood Education from a classroom perspective.
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What to Know at a Glance
2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (30 sch);
A blend of face to face, hybrid, and online
Full-time; Part-time; Night classes
Where it is offered
About Child Development
A student should choose this program if they are interested in working with young children in a classroom setting.
Child Development Associate Training I
Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). Topics include CDA overview, observation skills, and child growth and development. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication.
Child Development Associate Training II
A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social and guidance.
Child Development Associate Training III
Continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). The three functional areas of study include family, program management, and professionalism.
- Critical Thinking
- Time Management
- Child Care Management
- Ethical Decision Making
- Cultural Awareness
Possible Careers and Salaries
Preschool or Childcare Administrator
Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $5,960. The CDA Council charges an additional $425.00 fee for students applying for that specific National credential.
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