Child Development

Certificate of Completion

17 credit hours

A young girl using a tablet computerThe certificate of completion in Family and Consumer Science/Child Development is a terminal degree designed to meet state requirements for employment in licensed day care facilities. This is one of the fastest growing employment opportunities and requires employees to continually re-certify. The courses in the Child Development program meet those requirements. The certification program requires fewer general education classes than the associate degree.

Upon program completion students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for promoting safe environments for children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the seven early childhood education competency areas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of child development from conception through age eight.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum development based on social, cognitive, physical, and emotional areas of development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of methods of guiding the development of self-regulatory capacities in young children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the dynamics of working with family members, community agencies, and other professionals to meet the needs of young children.

To learn more about the program requirements, click on the links below:

Child Development CC
Child Development Certificate Pathway
Child Development Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure