Child Development/Early Childhood Education

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 field of early childhood. Students will learn to support a child’s basic needs and plan and implement activities that stimulate physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth, as well as learn how to help children explore their own interests, build friendships and self-esteem, respect each other’s culture and language, and most

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.

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Degree Options

Certificate of Completion
16 Credit Hours

(Director Preparation I)
Certificate of Completion
28 Credit Hours

(Director Preparation II)
Certificate of Technology
43 Credit Hours

Child Development
Associate of Applied Science
60 Credit Hours


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

Joanne Baham, M.Ed., M.B.A.
Instructor - Child Care and Development

Lori Moseley, RN, MSN
Dean of Instruction, Health and Public Services
817.760.5920 or 259.659.7921

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