2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Child Development/Early Childhood Education

CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION -- ADMINISTRATIVE

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CHILD.ADMINIST.16

This certificate program will provide an opportunity for the student to study administrative procedures for child care facilities.

Prerequisite to enter certificate: One year of work in a licensed child care center.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
Semester Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children 3 3
CDEC 2289 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 2
Semester Total 5
Minimum Hours Required 18

1 Students must take CDEC 2289 at Dallas College where they plan to graduate under this award.

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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CHILD DEVELOPMENT -- CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Brookhaven and Eastfield campus only
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CHILD.DEVE.16

The Child Development program offers students an in-depth study of young children from birth to twelve years of age. Eastfield campus provides a child development center the Children's Lab School of the Center for Child and Family Studies that offers lab opportunities for students. Brookhaven campus has a Head Start Center on campus that is available for students as well as numerous off-campus locations for student lab experiences.

NOTE: Students must take CDEC 2165 and CDEC 2388 at Dallas College where they plan to graduate under this award.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 2165 Practicum-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Elective Child Development (one course) 1 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 2388 Internship-Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors 1 4
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 2 3
Elective Child Development (one course) 1 3
Elective Child Development (one course) 1 3
Semester Total 16
Minimum Hours Required 60

1 Electives - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1317 Child Development Associate Training 1 3
CDEC 1341 CDA Preparation for Assessment 3
CDEC 1343 Independent Study in Child Development 3
CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 1395 Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
CDEC 1396 Special Topics in Child Care and Support Services Management 3
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
CDEC 2322 Child Development Associate Training 2 3
CDEC 2324 Child Development Associate Training 3 3
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children 1 3
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children 2 3
CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children 3 3
CDEC 2340 Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 2341 The School Age Child 3

Note: Please consult the advising guide of the campus (Brookhaven or Eastfield) you are attending for guidance on appropriate elective courses for your career goals. Contact the Child Development/Early Childhood Education Advisor or Program Chair if you need more guidance.

2 Humanities/Fine Arts - must be chosen selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3

Note: Students planning on transferring to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor's degree should consult an advisor and the transfer university.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION -- EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND TEACHING CERTIFICATE

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CHILD.EDUC.TCH

This certificate program provides general courses in early childhood for those wanting to increase their skills and knowledge for working with children.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 3 4
Elective Child Development (one course) 1 3
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 16

1 Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1341 CDA Preparation for Assessment 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3

Please consult with your Senior Success Coach for guidance on appropriate elective courses for your career goals. Contact the Associate Dean of Early Childhood Education and Early Learning if you need more guidance.

2 Students may earn college credit for a CURRENT earned Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Please contact the Associate Dean of Early Childhood Education and Early Learning for more information.

3 Students must take CDEC 1413 at Dallas College where they plan to graduate under this award.

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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