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Child Development Degrees, Certificates, Training Programs, Seminars and Courses

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Degrees and Certificates

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Child Development - Certificate of Achievement (PDF)

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This is a 39-credit, three semester program that prepares students for positions as assistant teachers or teachers in early education and care programs. Course work for the certificate can be applied toward the associate degree.


Child Development - Associate in Arts Degree (PDF)
This is a 66-credit program that can be completed in a minimum of four semesters. It qualifies individuals to be teachers or program directors in early education and care programs.

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Child Development - Associate Credential/Certificate of Completion(PDF)

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This is an 17-credit, three semester program that provides the training necessary for qualified individuals to apply for the national Child Development Associate Credential. Coursework can be applied toward the certificate of achievement or the associate degree.

Frequent Questions about Curriculum #0921 (PDF)

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CHDV 284 Practicum Application (PDF)

CDA Training

Application for Approval (PDF)

The CDA Training program is designed for the early education and care worker wishing to become a Child Development Associate (CDA). The CDA Credential is independently awarded by the National Council for Professional Recognition to those demonstrating competence in their work with children in early education and care programs. Formal training is required for this credential. The CDA Training Program prepares caregivers for assessment through lecture-discussion sessions and through field observations at the student's early childhood program. Four courses meet the CDA credential training requirements. CDA Training courses can be applied toward the LCC Child Development Certificate of Achievement or Associate Degree. The CDA training program is designed for individuals already working in early education and care with children five years of age and younger. Those not employed will need additional coursework and should contact the CDA coordinator for field placement advice.

Seminars for Early Education and Care Professionals

Child Development and Early Education Seminars supplement the core courses and provide professional development for early education and care personnel. A variety of times and formats, (including weekends) meet the needs of early education and care workers.

Course Offerings

Many of the courses are offered at LCC throughout the academic year and can be taken to upgrade current skills or fulfill degree and certificate requirements. Click here to visit the Course Offerings page for information pertaining to courses available during a particular semester and to view course descriptions.

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