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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog
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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Child Development/Early Childhood Education
Degree Plan: Child Development/Early Childhood Education 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.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven and Eastfield campus only

  • 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.EC.EDUC

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

NOTE: Students must take CDEC 1413 at Dallas College where they plan to graduate under this award.
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
+Elective Child Development (one course) 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment 3
+Elective Child Development (one course) 3
+Elective Child Development (one course) 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4
Semester Total 4
Minimum Hours Required 28

+Elective - must be selected from the following*:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
CDEC 1317 Child Development Associate Training 1 3
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler 3
CDEC 1341 CDA Preparation for Assessment 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 2322 Child Development Associate Training 2 3
CDEC 2324 Child Development Associate Training 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 at Brookhaven campus or Eastfield campus 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.

NOTE: Students may earn college credit for a CURRENT earned Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Please contact the program coordinator at Brookhaven campus or Eastfield campus for details.