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Child Development (CHD)

(Wallace and Sparks Campuses)

Program Description:

  • Administrator - The Child Development program prepares students for employment in the field of early care and education. The Administrator concentration includes a general background in child development, business management, and childcare administration skills development.
  • Educarer - The Educarer concentration focuses on developing competencies involved in the direct care of young children.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates may be employed as administrators in private preschool programs; as teachers in state pre-kindergarten programs, preschool programs, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs; or as aides in public school systems.

Skills Needed:

The program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to work effectively with young children and their families.

Expected Earnings/Salary:

Childcare Workers
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

CATALOG INFORMATION (Course Requirements)(pdf)

Gainful Employment Information

Short Certificate

Contact Information

Ms. Vanessa Dickens
Instructor, Child Development
Wallace Hall, Room 227
Wallace Campus, Dothan
(334) 983-3521, ext. 2352
BS, MS, Alabama State University

Ms. Traci Murph
Instructor, Child Development
Sparks Campus, Eufaula
(334) 687-3543, ext. 4212
BS, MS, Troy University