2019-2020 Catalog

Child Development Specialist (CD61) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program offered on the Catoosa, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Murray campuses. Contact either LaVerne PruittTracy Wimberley, or Jennifer Dixon for advisement on any campus.

Program Description:

The Early Childhood Care and Education Child Development Specialist TCC is a sequence of five courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes the basics needed for a career in early childhood, but this TCC also includes more content about planning curriculum and working in the field. In addition, the student may complete a practicum and work in a child care program. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 19 years of age

Education: Post-secondary credentials from an accredited institution, a current Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), or qualifying experience pending approval of the division chair.

Additional Requirement: Must attain program ready status on the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS assessment before this TCC can be awarded.

Required Courses (14 Credit Hours)

ECCE 1101Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

3

ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development

3

ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

ECCE 1112Curriculum and Assessment

3

 

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

OR

ECCE 1121Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum

3

Total Credit Hours: 14 Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation