Award: Certificate in Career Studies
Option: Child Care II
Length: One semester for full-time students; variable for part-time students
Lead Faculty/Program Head:
Purpose: This program is designed for students seeking employment or presently employed in child care who desire to increase their knowledge of young children.
- Child Care Provider
- Day Care Provider
- Family Child Care Provider
In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, entry into the Early Childhood Development Certificate curriculum requires proficiency in basic arithmetic and English. Students who are not proficient in these subjects are required to correct their deficiencies through developmental courses.
The Code of Virginia restricts who may legally provide child care in Virginia. Most agencies require a criminal background check through the Virginia State Police Department, and a child abuse or neglect check through the Virginia Department of Social Services before employment involving contact with young children.
Course Number, Title, Credits
CHD 118 Language Arts for Young Children 3
CHD 146 Math, Science and Social Studies for Children 3
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
PSY 235 Child Psychology 3
Total Minimum Credits 12