This curriculum is designed for students who are currently working in child care to advance in their employment in either early childhood or Infant-toddler or family child care programs. This curriculum addresses the national Child Development Associate (CDA) competencies and functional areas. Students who achieve a grade of “C” or better in Child Development (CHLD) courses may apply the credits toward any TCC Child Development Associate in Applied Science degree as controlled electives.
As a nationally accredited program, The TCC School of Child Development and Education subscribes to the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation.
NOTE: It is required that students selecting this option be currently working in child care as infant, toddler, preschool, or family child care home providers.
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School of Engineering, Aviation, and Public Service
Dept of Child Development and Education
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:
- Identify appropriate teacher strategies in all thirteen functional areas.
- Apply Early Childhood principles through interactions with children.
- Exhibit NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
- Identify as members of the education profession.
- Apply major theories of child growth and development to children’s needs.
- Utilize information from formal and informal assessment and observation.
Head Start teacher assistant (CDA required); child care teacher-master teacher; family child care home provider; child care teaching assistant; family child care home assistant; school-age program assistant; nursery attendant or volunteer; in-home caregiver; camp counselor; substitute teacher; nanny. Search current career opportunities at ONET or schedule an appointment with TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.
The CHLD student organization (which was officially named “PACE” or Professional Association of Childhood Educators by its founding members in Fall 2003 is for any and all students (CHLD majors or non-majors) with an interest in child development and/or early childhood education. Group activities include free DHS-accredited training in child care topics, field trips, social and networking events, community service projects, and greeting and orientation services for first-semester CHLD students at West Campus. For more information, contact Dawn Parton at (918) 595-8039 or Debbie Deibert at (918) 595-8108.
View a semester-by-semester course plan of study on the Child Development Certificate of Mastery Program Map .