Child Development Specialist

Certificate Program
CD61

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: 1 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

CURRICULUM

SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULE
(15 CREDIT HOURS)

1st SEMESTER
9 Hours

ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE

ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development

ECCE 1105 Health, Safety and Nutrition

2nd SEMESTER
6 Hours

ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment

ECCE 1121 Early Childhood Care & Ed Practicum



15 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION