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Child Development Specialist Certificate CD61

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, and principles of child growth and development.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Present official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores.
  2. Be at least 16 years old.
  3. Meet minimum test scores.
  4. Apply for a criminal record check, and present official documentation of a TB test.

Curriculum Outline

(14 -16 Credit Hours)

FIRST SEMESTER

HRS

SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar

1

ECCE 1101 - Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

3

ECCE 1103 - Child Growth and Development

3

ECCE 1105 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition

3

ECCE 1112 - Curriculum and Assessment

3

ECCE 1121 - Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum

or

EMPL 1000 - Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

3

 

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