The Early Childhood Development diploma program offers students a basic understanding of the needs of young children. The diploma is organized with standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Students are trained to implement quality pre-school programming. They also learn growth and development principles, teaching methods, health, safety and nutrition, discipline techniques, and developmentally-appropriate curriculum methods for promoting effective family/program partnerships.

Graduates of this program are qualified for employment in child development centers, nursery schools, and as teachers’ aides in private schools. This program also is an excellent resource for child development teachers and administrators who want to upgrade their job skills and parents who want to learn more about the development of young children.

Special Admissions Requirements
• Meet the specific program requirements outlined for admissions.
• Complete a physical exam, including T.B. screening and hepatitis vaccines.
• Satisfactory background check required.

Diploma
45 semester hours

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ECD-131

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