Child Development Specialist - CD61 Technical Certificate of Credit
Program Description: The Early Childhood Care and Education Child Development Specialist TCC is a sequence of five courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes the basics needed for a career in early childhood, but this TCC also includes more content about planning curriculum and working in the field. In addition, the student may complete a practicum and work in a child care program. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers and Head Start.
** Some assignments may require students to attend face-to-face sessions.
Ben Hill Irwin
- Submit a completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
- Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores, Georgia Milestones Literature/Composition or Georgia Milestones American Literature/Composition (for meeting English requirement only) or GED score of 145 or higher, or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a High School overall GPA of 2.0, a HOPE Scholarship GPA of 2.6 or higher after the completion of 10th grade, or have 2 years documented work experience in the subject area. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
- A satisfactory criminal background check must be completed prior to entering the Early Childhood Care and Education practicum. A felony conviction could prevent employment in the Early Childhood Care and Education field.
This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.
|ECCE 1101 Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education||3|
|ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development||3|
|ECCE 1105 Health, Safety and Nutrition||3|
|ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment||3|
|Occupational Elective - Choose One of the Following (3 Hours)||2|
|EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development||2|
|ECCE 1121 Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum||3|
Faculty & Staff
Early Childhood Education
- Advanced Child Development Specialist - AE71
- Child Development Specialist - CD61
- Early Childhood Care/Education - EC13
- Early Childhood Care/Education - ECC2
- Early Childhood Program Administration - ECP1
- GaTAPP Early Childhood Education Precertification - GEC1
- Infant/Toddler Care Specialist - IC31
- CDA Preparation - CE71
- Education - ED13
- Early Childhood Education
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