Collin College Logo
2014 - 2015 Child Development / Early Childhood Program Information


Also see, Child Development and
Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)


Program Options:
Certificate - Early Childhood Educator
Certificate - Infant and Toddler Educator



Collin's Child Development-Early Childhood program has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is the only program in Texas to have NAEYC accreditation and to also hold Exemplary Status with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Child Development A.A.S. degree and child development and child development-early childhood certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals for entry-level and administrative positions working with young children and their families. The coursework can also be applicable as in-service training for teachers, administrators, nannies, family day home providers and information for parents. A developmental approach is emphasized which promotes optimal physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth of children. Students learn management skills that allow them to provide quality programs in safe, nurturing environments.


Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program and may need to look into the A.A.T. degree.

Note 1: TECA is the prefix for transfer courses.
N
ote 2: All CDEC and TECA courses, except TECA-1354, require the student to complete a weekly one-hour lab component.

Program Requirements
To participate in the Child Development Lab School and receive credit for the lab component of courses, the following requirements must be met:
1.   Enroll in a Collin child development course.
2.   Within the first week of the first child development course, students must complete a mandatory child development-early childhood-education orientation, and provide paperwork necessary to begin class, including, but not limited to, a copy of acceptable tuberculosis test results. Continuing students must submit acceptable tuberculosis results every year.
3.   Complete and sign a student record form as a contract to ensure the following:

  • Verification that the student has read and agrees to abide by the Texas Minimum Standards for child care centers
  • Verification that the student has read and agrees to follow the laboratory student guidelines
  • Information provided to a criminal history check by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
  • Provide a notarized affidavit that confidentiality and professional discretion will be observed at all times
  • Personal release for videotaping for instructional purposes
Our records should always contain current personal information. It is the student's responsibility to keep this information current.



Certificate – Early Childhood Educator
(This certificate covers Special Education from Infancy through the School-Age child)
28 credit hours

First Semester
CDEC    1319       Child Guidance
CDEC    1323       Observation and Assessment
CDEC    1359       Children with Special Needs
TECA     1311       Educating Young Children
TECA     1354       Child Growth and Development

Second Semester
CDEC    2166       Practicum - Child Care Provider / Assistant (Capstone)
CDEC    2304       Child Abuse and Neglect
CDEC    2340       Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs
TECA     1303       Families, School, and Community
TECA     1318       Wellness of the Young Child



Certificate – Infant and Toddler Educator
25 credit hours

First Semester
CDEC    1321       The Infant and Toddler
CDEC    1323       Observation and Assessment
CDEC    2304       Child Abuse and Neglect
TECA     1303       Families, School, and Community
TECA     1311       Educating Young Children

Second Semester
CDEC    1359       Children with Special Needs
CDEC    2166       Practicum - Child Care Provider / Assistant (Capstone)
TECA     1318       Wellness of the Young Child
TECA     1354       Child Growth and Development


Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

RenuDevi88web
CONTACT INFORMATION
Department Chair:
Elaine Zweig, Ph.D.
SCC - D111
972.881.5967



Academic Advisor:
Nadia Khedairy
SCC - G147
469.365.1816