Early Childhood Development, Certificate

Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online

The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment in environments where the care and education of young children is the primary focus. Job opportunities include employment in child development programs and family child care homes and before and after school-age programs.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor with the Early Childhood Programs for further information.

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 118 Language Arts for Young Children 3
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children 3
EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 16
2nd Semester
CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children 3
CHD 146 Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children 3
CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
CHD 216 Early Childhood Programs, Schools, and Social Change 3
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Certificate = 31
One Year Credits
1st Semester
CHD
118
3
CHD
120
3
CHD
205
3
EDU
235
3
ENG
111
3
1SDV
100
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
CHD
145
3
CHD
146
3
Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings
CHD
165
3
Early Childhood Programs, Schools, and Social Change
CHD
216
3
PSY
230
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Certificate = 31

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

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