Early Childhood Development, C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online

This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to work with young children in safe and healthy environments that are supportive of children's individual physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Job opportunities include employment as assistant teachers, teachers, group leaders, or family child care providers in programs for young children.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 10
2nd Semester
CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education 3
Total 6
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 16
One Year Credits
1st Semester
CHD
120
3
CHD
145
3
CHD
205
3
1SDV
100
1
Total 10
2nd Semester
Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings
CHD
165
3
EDU
235
3
Total 6
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 16

1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

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