2016-2017 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Dec 03, 2023  
2016-2017 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child Development Specialist Certificate

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Program Description

The purpose of this technical certificate is to provide the necessary skills for entry-level employment as a child development specialist. Skill areas include planning a safe and healthy learning environment, steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development, positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development; strategies to establish productive relationships with families, strategies to manage an effective program operation, professionalism; observing and recording children’s behavior, principles of child growth and development, and planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum. Technical courses apply to the degree or diploma program in early childhood. This certificate does not qualify for financial aid as it does not meet minimum hour requirements. (Program Length: 2 Semester Minimum)

Students applying for this program must be accepted into the Early Childhood degree or diploma program.

Employment Opportunities

Early childhood care and education assistant teacher or aide

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