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).
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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.
To be accepted into this program students must have a satisfactory police or government record check to indicate no prior child abuse or neglect record.
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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."