Child Development

The Child Development program at Wallace State Community College works to instill in its students the skills and education they will need to play a vital role in a young person’s life. What children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of themselves, the way they perceive the world and their later successes in school, work, and their personal lives.

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Wallace State’s programs boast a top-notch reputation with outstanding job placement rates, small class sizes and an award-winning faculty. Choose Wallace State’s Child Development certificates or degree for a career in a highly-rewarding, high-demand field at a fraction of the cost of attending a university.  And if you do choose to continue your education and transfer to a four-year university, you’ll be two years ahead on an advanced degree, with employment potential and cost savings to boot.  

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The Child Development program at Wallace State Community College works to instill in its students the skills and education they will need to play a vital role in a young person’s life. What children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of themselves, the way they perceive the world and their later successes in school, work, and personal lives.


About the Program

It is the mission of the Child Development Program at Wallace State Community College to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful caregivers andnaeyc logo administrators in early child care and education programs.

Teachers of young children play a vital role in the development of children. Positive experiences during children’s early years are critical for brain development and can shape their views of themselves and the world. What children learn and experience in the first five years can affect their later success or failure in school.

Preschool teachers use a variety of teaching strategies and materials to teach basic skills and introduce concepts to children in all subjects. Teacher assistants provide instructional and clerical support for classroom teachers. They may also tutor and assist children.

The A.A.S. in Child Development at Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW,  Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. (800) 424-2460 ext. 8007. The accreditation term runs from March 2021 until March 2028.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION


Leadership in Child Care Scholarships Now Available Year-Round
February 24, 2020 

A full-tuition scholarship that grants current childcare professionals the opportunity to obtain certifications and degrees to best care for Alabama’s children is now available year-round. The Leadership in Child Care Scholarship, which covers students’ tuition and a number of fees required to pursue child development credentials, is now available in the fall, spring, and summer semesters at the state’s participating community colleges...(more)

 

Program Overview

Child Development


Degrees/Awards Offered

AAS, C, STC


Availability

  • Online

Child Development

Curriculum: Program of Study

Pathway Maps: Associate in Applied Science, Certificate, Short-Term Certificates

 

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