Child Development Specialist
Course Description: The Early Childhood Care and Education Child Development Specialist TCC is a sequence of five courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes the basics needed for a career in early childhood, but this TCC also includes more content about planning curriculum and working in the field. In addition, the student may complete a practicum and work in a child care program. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.
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Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.
Entrance Requirements: Refer to the Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Program Exit Point: Child Development Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit.
Credits Required for Graduation: 14 minimum semester hours credits required for graduation.
Criminal Background Check: In accordance with HB 350, effective January 1, 2014, all ECCE students will be required to complete a Criminal History Records Check and receive a satisfactory determination from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning in order to be placed in a child care learning center, group day-care home, or family day-care home. An unsatisfactory determination can affect completion of the ECCE program as the student would not be able to be placed for Practicum and/or Internship.
|1. Occupational Courses (14 - 15 hours)|
|ECCE||1101||Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education||3|
|ECCE||1103||Child Growth and Development||3|
|ECCE||1105||Health, Safety, and Nutrition||3|
|ECCE||1112||Curriculum and Assessment||3|
|and one of the following (2 - 3 hours)|
|EMPL||1000||Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development||2|
|ECCE||1121||Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum||(3)|