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Child Development
2014 - 2015 Child Development Program Information

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



Program Options:
AAS - Child Development
Certificate - Child Development
Certificate - Child Development Associate
MSAA - Child Development Administration of Programs for Children
MSAA -
Child Development Associate Training


Collin's Child Development 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 degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions working with young children and their families. The coursework can also be applicable as in-service training for teachers, administrators, nannies, and family day home providers. 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.

The Child Development Associate (CDA) program provides performance-based training, assessment, and credentialing of childcare professionals who work with children from birth through age five. These caregivers demonstrate their ability to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in a child development framework.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program. Students who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Child Development should know that Texas Woman’s University (TWU) accepts Collin College’s AAS in Child Development and need to check with an advisor at TWU.

Note 1: TECA is the prefix for transfer courses.
Note 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

College records should always contain current personal information. It is the student's responsibility to keep this information current.



AAS – Child Development
60 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

CDEC    1319       Child Guidance
CDEC    1323       Observation and Assessment
ENGL     1301       Composition I
TECA     1311       Educating Young Children
TECA     1354       Child Growth and Development

Second Semester
CDEC    1370       Introduction to Teaching ESL
EDUC    1200       Learning Frameworks
PSYC     2301      General Psychology
                             (See Social / Behavioral Science Options)
SPCH     1311      Introduction to Speech Communication
                             (See Speech Options)
TECA     1303       Families, School, and Community


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

CDEC    1313       Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs
CDEC    1359       Children with Special Needs
CDEC    2304       Child Abuse and Neglect
CDEC    2371       Using Technology in the Classroom
TECA     1318      Wellness of the Young Child
ELECTIVE *

Second Semester
CDEC    1358       Creative Arts for Early Childhood
CDEC    2166       Practicum - Child Care Provider / Assistant (Capstone)
HUMA   1301       Introduction to Humanities I
                            (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
MATH   1314       College Algebra
                            (See Mathematics / Natural Sciences Options)
ELECTIVE *


*    Electives (6 credit hours): CDEC-1317, CDEC-1321, CDEC-2307, CDEC-2322, CDEC-2324, CDEC-2326, CDEC-2328, CDEC-2336, CDEC-2340 or CDEC-2385



Certificate – Child Development
28 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

CDEC    1313       Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs
CDEC    1323       Observation and Assessment
TECA     1311       Educating Young Children
TECA     1318       Wellness of the Young Child
TECA     1354       Child Growth and Development

Second Semester
CDEC    1319       Child Guidance
CDEC    1359       Children with Special Needs
CDEC    1370       Introduction to Teaching ESL
CDEC    2166       Practicum - Child Care Provider / Assistant (Capstone)
TECA     1303       Families, School, and Community




Certificate – Child Development Associate

16 credit hours

First Semester
CDEC    1317       Child Development Associate Training I
CDEC    2166       Practicum - Child Care Provider / Assistant (Capstone)
CDEC    2322       Child Development Associate Training II
CDED    2324       Child Development Associate Training III
TECA     1318       Wellness of the Young Child
TECA     1354       Child Growth and Development



MSAA – Child Development Administration of Programs for Children
9 credit hours

CDEC    2326       Administration of Programs for Children I
CDEC    2328       Administration of Programs for Children II
CDEC    2336       Administration of Programs for Children III

Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.

 

 


MSAA – Child Development Associate Training
9 credit hours

CDEC    1317       Child Development Associate Training I
CDEC    2322       Child Development Associate Training II
CDEC    2324       Child Development Associate Training III

Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.

 

 

 

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

 

Bic Honors
Contact Information
Department Chair:
Elaine Zweig, Ph.D.
SCC - D111
972.881.5967


Academic Advisor:
Nadia Khedairy
SCC - G147
469.365.1816