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The Child Development/Early Childhood Program is committed to improve the quality of childcare and to prepare individuals for a career educating young children. The course materials are receptive to contemporary concerns and are designed to focus on the philosophy of developmentally appropriate practices and ethical application in childcare.  

The Associate of Arts Degree in Child Development is intended to provide you with the first two years of general requirements and a foundation in Child Development that will prepare you to transfer to a 4-year university. The Child Development/Early Childhood Certificate is designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary for entry into the field of early education and care. The Child Development/ Early Childhood Administration Certificate is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and credentials required to become a director of a child care facility.

Career Opportunities

Child Development graduates have the opportunity to work as child care providers, registered home childcare providers, child care directors and other related child/youth careers.

Options

Associate of Arts:

Child Development/Early Childhood
Child Development.................................................60 credit hours

Teaching Program (AAT)
Leading to initial Texas Teacher Certification:
EC - Grade 6 & Other Certification Areas..........................60 credit hours
Grades 7-12.......................................................60 credit hours

Certification:

Child Development/Early Childhood
Child Development/Early Childhood................30 credit hours
Child Development/Early Childhood Administration...........................................................20 credit hours

For more information, call 281-756-3644 or email ChildDevelop@alvincollege.edu or education@alvincollege.edu

Alvin Community College
281-756-3500
3110 Mustang Road • Alvin, TX 77511

Disability Services 281-756-3531
TDD 281-756-3845



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