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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
    Building D2
    Sparks Campus, Eufaula 
    (334) 687-3543, ext. 4212
    BS, MS, Troy University