Child Development (CHD)


The Child Development program is designed to prepare students for employment as directors, teachers, or aides in preschools and day cares; aides in public schools; and teachers or aides in the Head Start Program. Courses in the program are designed to meet the State of Alabama minimum standards for Day Care Facilities and Preschools along with the national certification, Child Development Associate. All students enrolled in the Child Development program will require a criminal background check prior to designated practicum coursework (please see course descriptions for designated courses). The cost of the background check will be the responsibility of the student. Issues pertaining to or resulting in positive findings in the background check will result in the student being denied enrollment.

Degrees and Certificates