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Degree Plans - Child Development - School-Age Caregiver Certificate (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven and Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


This certificate program provides for an in-depth study of school-age growth and development, programs, and services. It is designed to enable students to provide an optimal learning environment for children in before- and after-school, recreational and summer programs.



CDEC 1330 Growth and Development: 6-14 Years 3
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
+Elective Child Development 2-4


CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
CDEC 2341 The School Age Child 3
+Elective Child Development 2-4
+Elective Child Development 2-4


CDEC 2189 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
Minimum Hours Required 25-31

+Electives - must be selected from the following:

CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment 3
CDEC 2340 Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 1343 Independent Study in Child Development 3
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4
CDEC 1454 Child Growth and Development 4
CDEC 2286 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
CDEC 2288 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I 3
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II 3
CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children III 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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