2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Child Development/Early Childhood Education



CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION -- ADMINISTRATIVE

(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.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CHILD.ADMINIST.12

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I 3
6

SEMESTER II

CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
9

SEMESTER III

CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children III 3
CDEC 2289 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
5

Minimum Hours Required 20

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

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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The Child Development AAS is a requirement prior to or concurrent with this Enhanced Skills Certificate.


ADMINISTRATOR

EFC-Deactivated January 1, 2013, pending SACSCOC approval.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: ES.CHILD.ADMINISTRATOR

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I 3
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II 3
6
Minimum Hours Required 6

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 ASSOCIATE

(Skills Achievement Award)

EFC-Deactivated June 1, 2011.

  • 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.

Degree Plan Code: SA.CHILD.ASSOC.11

This award program provides 120 hours of training required by the National Council of Early Childhood Professional Recognition. After completion of this award students may pursue the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CDEC 1417 Child Development Associate Training I 4
4

SEMESTER II

CDEC 2422 Child Development Associate Training II 4
4

SEMESTER III

CDEC 2424 Child Development Associate Training III 4
4
Minimum Hours Required 12

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

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Brookhaven and Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CHILD.DEVE.II

The Child Development program offers students an in-depth study of young children from birth to twelve years of age. Eastfield College 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 College has a Head Start Center on campus that is available for students as well as numerous off-campus locations for student lab experiences.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
18

SEMESTER II

CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education-Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4
16

SEMESTER III

CDEC 2286 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Elective Child Development 3-4
+Elective Child Development 3-4
17-19

SEMESTER IV

CDEC 2287 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR 4
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR (3)
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I OR (3)
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (4)
+Elective Child Development 3-4
+Elective Child Development 2-3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
16-19
Minimum Hours Required 67-72

+Electives - must be selected from the following*:

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 2289 Internship - Child Care Provider Assistant 2
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood 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
CDEC 2340 Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 2341 The School Age Child 3
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler
AND
3
CDEC 2188 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 1317 Child Development Associate Training I
AND
3
CDEC 1167 Practicum or (Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 2322 Child Development Associate Training II
AND
3
CDEC 1168 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 2324 Child Development Associate Training III
AND
3
CDEC 1169 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1

*Note: Please consult the advising guide of the college (BHC or EFC) 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.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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 -- INFANT-TODDLER

(Level I Certificate)

EFC-Deactivated January 1, 2013, pending SACSCOC approval.

  • 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.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.CHILD.INFANT

This certificate program provides for an in-depth study of infant-toddler growth and development, programs, and services.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 1339 Early Childhood Development: 0-3 Years 3
+Elective Child Development 3-4
15-16

SEMESTER II

CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler 3
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
+Elective Child Development 3-4
12-16

SEMESTER III

CDEC 2188 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
1
Minimum Hours Required 28-33

+Elective - must be selected from the following:

CDEC 1417 Child Development Associate Training I 4
CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment 3
CDEC 1343 Independent Study in Child Development 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 1395 Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
CDEC 2422 Child Development Associate Training II 4
CDEC 2424 Child Development Associate Training III 4
CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
SOCI 2301 Marriage, Family, and Close Relationships 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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CHILD DEVELOPMENT -- INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

(Level I Certificate)

EFC-Deactivated January 1, 2013, pending SACSCOC approval.

  • 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.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CHILD.INTERVENT

This certificate program is designed for students seeking a career working with children and families from a diverse population. The certificate will enable the student to identify and address the needs of children and families at risk of success.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER II

CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
15

SEMESTER III

CDEC 2284 Cooperative Education - Child Development 2
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
+Elective Foreign Language 3-4
8-9
Minimum Hours Required 38-39

+Elective - must choose from the following:

Any beginning level Foreign Language

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT -- SCHOOL-AGE CAREGIVER

(Level I Certificate)

EFC-Deactivated January 1, 2013, pending SACSCOC approval.

  • 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.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.CHILD.SCHOOL

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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

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
14-16

SEMESTER II

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
10-14

SEMESTER III

CDEC 2189 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
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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CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION -- TEACHING CAREERS

(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.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CHILD.TEACH.12

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
+Elective Child Development 3-4
12-13

SEMESTER II

CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
+Elective Child Development 3-4
+Elective Child Development 3-4
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4
13-15

SEMESTER III

CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
3
Minimum Hours Required 28-31

+Elective - must be selected from the following*:

CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
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 1356 Emergent Literacy For Early Childhood 3
CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 1395 Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
CDEC 2341 The School Age Child 3
CDEC 1317 Child Development Associate Training I
AND
3
CDEC 1167 Practicum or (Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler
AND
3
CDEC 2188 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 2322 Child Development Associate Training II
AND
3
CDEC 1168 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 2324 Child Development Associate Training III
AND
3
CDEC 1169 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1

*Note: Please consult the advising guide of the college (BHC or EFC) 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.

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