Certificate of Completion
35 credit hours
The certificate of completion in Family and Consumer Science/Child Development is a terminal degree designed to meet state requirements for employment in licensed day care facilities. This is one of the fastest growing employment opportunities and requires employees to continually re-certify. The courses in the Child Development program meet those requirements. The certification program requires fewer general education classes than the associate degree.
Upon program completion students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for promoting safe environments for children.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the seven early childhood education competency areas.
- Demonstrate knowledge of child development from conception through age eight.
- Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum development based on social, cognitive, physical, and emotional areas of development.
- Demonstrate knowledge of methods of guiding the development of self-regulatory capacities in young children.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the dynamics of working with family members, community agencies, and other professionals to meet the needs of young children.