CP Early Childhood Development
The Early Childhood Development program serves the training needs of child care providers who wish to meet the educational requirements set by the Early Childhood Commission.
Program graduates will possess the knowledge and skills needed to:
- Maintain a proper learning environment for young children.
- Understand stages of physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development in young children.
- Relate well to members of each child’s family.
- Function on the job in ways that contribute to effective program operation.
The CDA National Credentialing Program is a major effort to enhance the quality of child-care by defining, evaluating, and recognizing the competence of child-care providers. Satisfactory completion of the Certificate of Proficiency program qualifies a graduate to write the Child Development Associate examination, which is administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.
Students in this program who are not already employed in child-care can complete their required practicum experiences at a licensed child care facility located in the Ozarka College service area.
Applicants are admitted to this program only after meeting specific health and background criteria. Information is available from the Division Chair for Arts and Humanities.
Also, persons with little or no work experience would benefit from completing basic Child Care Orientation Training, a ten hour course. Information on availability may be obtained from the Vice President for Academic Affairs or the Division Chair for Arts and Humanities.
All of the courses listed below
ECD1003 Fnds. of Early Childhood Education3
ECD1103 Child Development3
ECD1203 Healthy, Safe Learning Environment3
ECD1303 Practicum I3
ECD1403 Practicum II3