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Child Care and Development

Early Childhood Education teaches students about child development from birth through the early stages. The program focuses on the development of motor skills, as well as social, emotional, and language development. Students study the various stages of childhood, parenting styles, and how effective child care influences development.Coursework is aligned with the Council for Professional Recognition’s national Child Development Associate (CDA) Competencies.

Course Sequence:

Level I – Early Childhood Education I (1.0) 

  • The course examines the growth and development of children and the influence of development on effective childcare and early education.
  • Content emphasizes social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development and the application of theories of child development to early care and education. 

Level II – Early Childhood II (1.0) 

  • This course is designed for students who may be interested in working with young children as caregivers or teachers in child development centers, daycare homes, kindergartens, Head Start, pre-schools, or school-age care programs.

Level III – Early Childhood III (1.0)

  • An overview of human development from prenatal to age 8 with an emphasis on both typical and atypical development processes.
  • Students will explore interdisciplinary and multicultural theories and research related to the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and communicative development. 

Schools offering Child Care and Development

Columbia Heights Education Campus

Roosevelt STAY High School


Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Child Care Workers
  • Education Administrators
  • Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
  • Librarians
  • Preschool Teachers
  • School Psychologists
  • Special Education Teachers
Associated College Majors:

  • Child Care Management
  • Education
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Psychology
  • Special Education
Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications:

  • Council for Professional Recognition Certified Child Development Associate (CDA)