The Child Development Certificate Program provides opportunities to complete various career training certificates that create pathways to entry-level employment in the child care industry or transition to college. The certificate program pathways are designed to prepare students for professional or learning support positions in education, child care settings, and various other child, adolescent and family career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on the study of child growth and development; related standards and regulations; positive guidance techniques; health and nutrition practices, indoor and outdoor environments; and developmental learning strategies.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Critically assess significant systems that influence the development and well-being of children, families and communities.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to provide nurturing and ethical caregiving based on theory, practice and recent research in the field of child development
- Effectively communicate with children, families and industry professionals across diverse populations and lifestyles.
- Examine specialized vocational paths to integrate caregiving strategies that support inclusion and respect to their career and life goals.