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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Certificate AL, LO, MA


The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment in environments where the care and education of young children is the primary focus. Occupational opportunities include employment in child development programs and family child care homes and before and after school-age programs.

*Students preparing to work with school-age children should take these courses.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
CHD 118 Language Arts for Young Children or 3
  CHD  119  Introduction to Reading Methods*  
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children or 3
  CHD  230  Behavior Management for School-Age Child Care*  
EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1SDV SDV     Elective 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children or 3
  CHD  225  Curriculum Development for School-Age Child Care*  
CHD 146 Math, Science and Social Studies for Children 3
CHD 165 and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings or 3
  CHD  270  Administration of Childcare Programs*  
CHD 216 Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change or 3
  CHD  210  Introduction to Exceptional Children*  
PSY 235 Child Psychology 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Early Childhood Development Certificate=31

1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.