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Early Childhood Development Diploma

About the Diploma

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).

To review accreditation status, please visit the OCtech Program Accreditation/Approval page.

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.

Degrees Available

Special Requirements

Career Outlook

Program Coordinator

Barbara (Babs) Hughes
Instructor(Early Childhood)
hughesba@octech.edu
803.535-1423

Meet a Graduate

"The instructors don't beat around the bush. They give you the information you need, and then you get to have all of these experiences. You don't just read about kids in a book - you get to interact with them. I really enjoyed the observation hours and working with kids one-on-one."

— Daisy Goodwin, Early Childhood Development Diploma Class of 2019