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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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 and 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.
Welcome to the Child Development Program at Wallace State!
Congratulations! You have chosen a rewarding field that will allow you many opportunities to nurture future generations and make a positive impact in the world! You may be wondering how to get started. Here are a few instructions that may help you:
- Apply for admission to Wallace State. Go to this link (click here) to find the application and registration instructions. You will need to submit official transcripts of all the schools you have attended, proof of identification, and a complete residency form.
- Take your ACCUPLACER Placement testsin English, reading and math or submit acceptable ACT scores. Call 256.352.8243 for more information.
- Complete a program application for the Child Development Program and arrange to meet with the program director, Dr. Marcie Robinson, to decide if the short certificate, certificate, or the Associate degree is right for you. Program applications can be found at this link (click here). If you are considering earning a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at a four year institution after leaving Wallace State, be sure to let the program director know so she can help you better prepare for transfer of credit.
- After you are accepted into the program and BEFORE you want to enroll in CHD 215 during
your last spring semester at Wallace State, you will need to do the following:
- Attend a new student Child Development Program orientation. The date and time for this will be scheduled during the spring semester and provided to you once you submit your program application.
- Submit all documents into your Castlebranch account. (You will receive information on this when you attend the Child Development Program Orientation.)
- Register for classes through your myWallaceState account after meeting with an advisor.
- Contact Dr. Marcie Robinson if you have any questions. She can be reached at 256-352-8383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dr. Marcie Robinson
WSCC Child Development Program Director and Instructor
Thank you for your interest in Child Development. For more than 25 years, I have taught a variety of ages from birth to adults in different settings. I have been a classroom teacher, reading coach in an elementary school and an adjunct professor before coming to Wallace State Community College to serve in my current role. I earned my Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
I, too, began my education in a community college setting and have diligently worked through school over the years while being a mother, daughter, sister, wife, and teacher. I would love to help you become successful in your education and can provide you with information about our Child Development Program.
Please call me or email me for more information. I would love to speak with you.
Dr. Marcie Robinson
Office: Tom Bevill Health Education Building, Room 416
Classroom: Tom Bevill Health Education Building, Room 406
Phone: (256) 352-8383
Wallace State Community College Child Development Program Advisory Committee 2021-2022
Dr. Marcie Robinson, Child Development Program Director, WSCC
firstname.lastname@example.org, (256) 352-8383
- Melissa Anderson
- JoAnn Bullock
- Brittney Calvert
- Vicki Clopton
- Helen Crider
- Kim Dodd
- Edie Dugger
- Stephanie Eger
- Amy Gibbs
- Courtney Glenon
- Lakia Henderson-Mills
- Dr. Ginger Hogeland
- Dr. Elizabeth Pruett
- Michelle Raybon
- Rebecca Richmond
- Sabrina Robinson
- Summer McGuire Saab
- Susan Satterfield
- Gail Swafford
- Dr. Darlene Turner White
- Pam Turner
- Amy Bogle
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)
- Marcie Robinson
AAS, C, STC
Curriculum: Program of Study
Pathway Maps: Associate in Applied Science, Certificate, Short-Term Certificates
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