Program Summary

The Child Development/Early Childhood Education program seeks to support the role of those working or interested in working in the field by providing students with an in-depth study of the overall development of the child, including current research and trends within the fields of Child Development and Early Childhood Education.  Students will learn to support a child's basic needs and to plan and implement activities that stimulate physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth and development.

This program is designed to provide students with both the academic content and the practical work experience for the care and education of young children. In addition, criteria developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has been incorporated in course content throughout the program.


Child Development Education Plan

Worker Certificate 
Certificate of Completion 
16 Credit Hours 

Director Preparation I Certificate
Certificate of Completion 
28 Credit Hours 

Director Preparation II Certificate
Certificate of Completion 
43 Credit Hours 

Child Development Degree
Associate of Applied Science 
60 Credit Hours

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  • Before and After-School Programs
  • Child Care Centers
  • Infant/Toddler Programs
  • In-Home Caregiver
  • Pre-school Programs
  • Teacher's Aide

Dr. Joanne Baham
Program Coordinator

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