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WHY STUDY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AT NC?

The Child Development program provides the student an in-depth opportunity to study the overall development of the child. This program is designed to give the student a practical working knowledge of the child. This program is offered completely online. The Child Development Program is designed to prepare students to make a positive difference in the growing field of early childhood education. This program prepares successful graduates with the knowledge to understand the needs of young children, including children with special needs and the resources to develop appropriate learning environments for them. Criteria for quality early childhood programs developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) have been incorporated into course content.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with Gainful Employment programs to report certain information about students enrolled in Title IV federal aid eligible educational programs that lead to a recognized occupation. You will find links to Gainful Employment figures on each of the programs below.

 

Child Development Certificate Program (.pdf)
Child Development- Development Disabilities Certificate (.pdf)
Child Development Administrator (.pdf)

Course Descriptions

CDEC 1164 Practicum

Practical general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer and student. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations and activities. 

 

CDEC 1167 Practicum-Child Care Provider

Practical general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer college and student. Only students pursuing the Child Development Associate Marketable Skills Institutional Certificate may enroll in this class. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations. 

 

CDEC 1168 Practicum-Child Care Provider/Assistant

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer college and student.

 

CDEC 1192 Special Topics in Child Development

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

 

CDEC 1265 Practicum-Child Development

Practical general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer and student. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations and activities.

 

CDEC 1303 Families Schools & Community

A study of the relationship between the child the family the community and early childhood educators including a study of parent education family and community lifestyles child abuse and current issues. 16 External learning hours total during the semester is required. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations.

 

CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children

Includes developmentally appropriate practices and programs theoretical and historical perspectives ethical and professional responsibilities and current issues. 16 external learning hours total during the semester is required. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations.

 

CDEC 1317 Child Development Associate Training I

Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). Topics include CDA overview observation skills and child growth and development. The four functional areas of study are creative cognitive physical and communication. 16 external learning hours required during the semester. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations.

 

CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child

A study of nutrition health safety and related activities including skill development in management of issues guidelines and practices in nutrition as well as community health hygiene safety and legal implications. Integration of these principles is applied to a variety of settings. 16 External learning hours total during the semester is required. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations.

 

CDEC 1319 Child Guidance

An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting prosocial behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis on positive guidance and techniques family involvement and cultural influences. *Prerequisites: CDEC 1311 CDEC 1354 or approval from instructor.

 

CDEC 1321 The Infant & Toddler

A study of appropriate infant and toddler (birth development quality caregiving routines appropriate environments materials and activities and teaching/guidance techniques. *Prerequisites: CDEC 1311 CDEC 1354 or approval from instructor.

 

CDEC 1354 Child Growth & Development

A study of the principles of child growth and development. Physical emotional social and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence.

 

CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood

An exploration of principles methods and materials for teaching young children language and literacy through a play-based integrated curriculum. Every student must complete pass a background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations required by various courses in the program and activities. 16 hours external learning hours required during the semester.Prerequisites: CDEC 1354 and CDEC 1413 or approval from instructor.

 

CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood

An exploration of principles methods and materials for teaching young children music movement visual arts and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking. 16 external learning hours required during the semester. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations and activities. Prerequisite: CDEC 1354 and CDEC 1413 or approval from instructor.

 

CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs

An exploration of principles methods and materials for teaching young children music movement visual arts and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking. 16 external learning hours required during the semester. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations and activities.

 

CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources Early Childhood

Fundamentals of curriculum design and implementation in developmentally appropriate programs. For Mexia State Supported Living Center Employees Only.

 

CDEC 1419 Intro-Training and Documentation

A study of nutrition health safety and related activities including skill development in management of issues guidelines and practices in nutrition as well as community health hygiene safety and legal implications. Integration of these principles is applied to a variety of settings. 16 External learning hours total during the semester is required. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations.

 

CDEC 2322 Child Development Associate Training II

A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include- safe healthy learning environments self social and guidance. 16 external learning hours required during the semester. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations and activities.

 

CDEC 2324 Child Development Associate Training III

Continuation of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The three functional areas of study include family, program management and professionalism. 16 external learning hours required during the semester. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations.

 

CDEC 2326 Admin Programs for Child I

Application of management procedures for early care and education programs. Includes planning operating supervising and evaluating programs. Topics on philosophy types of programs policies fiscal management regulations staffing evaluation and communication.

 

CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children

An in depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues,personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis, technical applications in programs and planning parent education/partnerships.

 

CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children III

An advanced study of the skills and techniques in administering early care and education programs.

 

CDEC 2341 The School Age Child

A study of appropriate age programs including an overview of development appropriate environments materials and activities and teaching/guidance techniques. Prerequisites: CDEC 1311 CDEC 1354 or approval from instructor. CDEC 2407 Math and Science for Early Childhood.

 

CDEC 2364 Practicum

Practical general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer and student. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations and activities.

 

CDEC 2407 Math/Science Early Childhood

An exploration of principles methods and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play. 16 external learning hours required during the semester. Every student must complete and pass a criminal background check and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations and activities. *Prerequisites: CDEC 1354 and CDEC 1413 or approval from instructor.

 

CDEC 2440 Inst. Tech. Child with Special Needs

 

 

CDEC 2464 Pract Child Dev/OJT Mentoring

Practical general workplace training supported by an individual learning plan developed by Mexia State School and the college. The plan relates the workplace training and experience to practical application in the care of people with mental retardation. For Mexia State Supported Living Center Employees Only.

 

SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services

A better survey of the historical development of social services. Emphasis on current needs practices and projected changes. Topics include psychoanalytic theories in regard to mental retardation and childrenwith mental disorders and special problems faced by people with mental retardation.

 

SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior

An exploration and identification of maladaptive behavior including characteristics classification diagnosis and treatment modalities. Topics include factors associated with defining and identifying abnormal behavior. For Mexia State Supported Living Center Employees Only.

 

TECA 1303 Families, School & Community

A study of the child, family, community, and schools, including parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse, and current family life issues. Course content must be aligned as applicable with Sate Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards and coincide with the National Association for the education of Young Children position statement related to developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth through age eight. Requires students to participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. The course includes a minimum of 16 hours of field experiences.

 

TECA 1311 Educating Young Children

An introduction to the education of the young child, including developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues. Course content must be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards and coincide with the National Association for the Education of Young Children position statement related to developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth through age eight. Requires students to participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations; and the course includes a minimum of 16 hours of field experiences.

 

TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child

A study of the factors that impact the well-being of the young child including healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content must be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards and coincide with the National Association for the Education of Young Children position statement related to developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth to age eight. Requires students to participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. Course includes a minimum of 16 hours of field experiences.

 

TECA 1354 Child Growth & Development

A study of the physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence.

OFFERED ON CAMPUS

Corsicana  |  Waxahachie  |  Mexia

DEGREE PLANS OFFERED
Child Development (AAS)
60 credit hours
Child Development - Developmental Disabilities (AAS)60 credit hours
Child Development Certificate30 credit hours
Associate Marketable Skills Institutional Certificate11 credit hours
Child Development Administrator Certificate28 credit hours
Developmental Disabilities Certificate29 credit hours
Educational Aide Certificate16 credit hours
Occupational Skills Award11 credit hours

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November 6 - January 10Registration
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January 16 - 17Late Registration
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January 16Classes start
DEGREE & TRANSFER OPTIONS
Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.

 

Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

ACCREDITATION
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Executive Dean, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7573

Program Coordinator, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7606

OFFICE HOURS

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