At Enterprise State Community College, the Child Development program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of childcare facilities.
For those who are already working with young children, ESCC’s Child Development program provides an opportunity for them to upgrade their skills and competencies. ESCC offers students a variety of options for them to choose from. Students can choose from any of three short-term certificates, a long-term certificate, or even an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Enterprise State Community College has articulation agreements with Athen’s State University’s College of Education, Troy University’s College of Education, and the University of Alabama’s College of Human Environmental Sciences. These agreements allow students to maximize transfer credits for degree completion.
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What is Child Development?
Child Development is an integral part of our society. Those who work in Child Development often give parents the opportunity to work or attend school without the worries of who will be watching their children. Not only do these workers impact the parents’ lives, but these Child Development workers are also key to the lives of young children. Child development workers teach and guide our young children.
WHAT JOBS CAN I GET?
Child development majors are often employed in childcare facilities. These facilities include private preschool programs and Head Start or Early Head Start Programs. If the private sector is not for you, then perhaps the public sector is more your speed. Child Development majors are often employed as teachers in state pre-kindergarten or preschool programs and as aides in public school programs. You can complete 9 credit hours of childhood development courses to receive the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. You must have this credential to work as an auxiliary teacher for Pre-K.
What type of work do the jobs consist of?
On a day-to-day basis, a Child Development worker does several things. You may be teaching young children basic skills such as numbers, colors, or how to use the bathroom. You may have to establish and enforce rules, chaperone field trips, prepare and maintain records, and attend meetings, conferences or workshops.
Possible positions in this major include but are not limited to:
WHAT’S THE CAREER GROWTH POTENTIAL?
In the Child Development field, highly experienced workers may earn as much as $42,898 each year. The field is a great launch to other education programs, such as an elementary, middle or high school teacher.
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