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College Catalog 2014-2015

Career Studies Certificate
Offered through AL, ELI, LO, MA

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to work with young children in safe and healthy environments that are supportive of children’s individual physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. The program also meets the requirements for the Virginia Early Childhood Development Certificate (VECD), which has been approved by the national office of Head Start to meet credentialing requirements. Students wishing to earn the VECD Certificate are required to take CHD 167 Resource File, as well as complete additional components and documentation as required by VA DSS. Occupational opportunities include employment as assistant teachers, teachers, group leaders, or family child care providers in programs for young children.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   10
2nd Semester
CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education 3
Total   6
Total credits for the Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate=16

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