Students who choose the Child Development Associate Degree Program will have the ability to work successfully with young children and provide education and care based on sound, nationally recognized child development principles, State requirements for the field, a well-rounded general education that meets basic skills in writing, speaking, mathematics, and workplace skills. This program provides a solid foundation for students transferring to complete a higher degree.
Successful students will complete a portfolio showcasing expertise in the areas of:
- Child growth and development theories and practice
- Observation and assessment techniques that lead to planning developmentally appropriate, inclusive curriculum
- Reflective practice that understands and appreciates the diversity of families and children and the ethical responsibilities of working with children and families