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Child Development (CHD)


(Wallace and Sparks Campuses)

 
Program Description:

The Child Development program prepares students for employment in the field of Early Care and Education of Children. The program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to work effectively with young children and families. 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.

Students can pursue a program certificate, short certificate, or a CDA Educational Requirement Certificate. The program is designed to allow students to develop a broad base of competencies that will prepare them to guide experiences of children from birth through early childhood. The short certificate is designed to prepare students to enter the field of Early Care and Education and to be an intermediate step for those working toward the program
certificate or degree.

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

    Certificate
    Short Certificate


    Contact Information

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

    Ms. Traci Murph
    Instructor, Child Development
    Building D2
    Sparks Campus, Eufaula 
    tmurph@wallace.edu
    (334) 687-3543, ext. 4212
    BS, MS, Troy University