Child Development – Education Option, AAS

CDEV.AAS.C10

Program Overview

The education option in the Child Development associate degree program is designed to provide individuals with the theoretical background and practical skills necessary to assume various roles and responsibilities in the child care profession. The student, depending on individual interests and career objectives, may pursue a wide variety of options including child care, teaching, program administration, nanny training, family day care home management, Child Development Associate (CDA) training, infant/toddler care, school-aged care, and assistant in a child care or public/private school setting. Students must be at least 19 years of age upon completion of the program to be qualified as a child care worker and 21 years of age to be a child care center director, according to Department of Children and Family Services regulations. (See other program requirements on this page.) KCC also offers a Paraprofessional Educator/Teacher's Aide program. Students should see the Child Development program coordinator to determine which program best suits their needs. This degree typically is not designed for transfer.

Child Development Program Requirements

Basic laboratory experience is required in many child development courses within the program. Specific tasks performed in the lab setting will vary according to skills, interests, and course requirements. Prior to initiating lab assignments and projects, Child Development students must meet the requirements for staff in child care facilities as outlined by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Care Facility Regulations: (1) must have a high school diploma or its equivalent; (2) must be able to pass a DCFS criminal background check; (3) must have a completed health form; and (4) must have a signed mandated reporter form on file. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure all program requirements are current and on file with the program coordinator.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2013History & Philosophy of Early Child Ed

3 Credits

CDEV 2163Discipline/Classroom Management

3 Credits

CDEV 2223Art/Music Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2233Language Acquisition & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2243Science/Math Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2253Motor Development/Physical Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2403Clinical Experience

3 Credits

CDEV 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

CDEV 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

CDEV 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

CDEV 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

 

COMP 1521Computer Literacy

1 Credit

or

COSC 1152Introduction to Windows

2 Credits

Choose two

CDEV 2103School Aged Programming

3 Credits

CDEV 2153Infant/Toddler Care

3 Credits

CDEV 2263Heads Up Reading

3 Credits

CDEV 2363Administration in Child Care Settings

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:46-47

General education

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Psychology Course

3 Credits

Choose two

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

BSNS 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Elective

Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one humanities, social and behavioral science, science, or mathematics course from the General education courses for Applied Science Degrees.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2163Discipline/Classroom Management

3 Credits

 

COMP 1521Computer Literacy

1 Credit

or

COSC 1152Introduction to Windows

2 Credits

 

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Spring semester

CDEV 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

CDEV 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Psychology Course

3 Credits

Fall semester

CDEV 2013History & Philosophy of Early Child Ed

3 Credits

CDEV 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

CDEV 2223Art/Music Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2233Language Acquisition & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2253Motor Development/Physical Activities

3 Credits

Spring semester

CDEV 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

CDEV 2243Science/Math Activities

3 Credits

Electives

6 Credits

Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, Science, or Mathematics Course

3 Credits

Summer term

CDEV 2403Clinical Experience

3 Credits

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 64
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour $147.00
$9,408.00
Course Fees:
BSNS 1603 Business Communications 10.00
CDEV 2533 Early Childhood Curriculum Development 15.00
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 5.00
ENGL 1613 English I 5.00
  EDUC 1833  Student with Disabilities   30.00  
65.00
65.00
Books:
ACCT 1413 General Accounting or ACCT 1514 232.05
BSNS 1603 Business Communications
191.40
CDEV 1513 Child Growth & Development 408.35
CDEV 2013 History & Philosophy of Early Childhood Ed 278.75
CDEV 2163 Discipline/Classroom Management 286.40
CDEV 2223 Art/Music Activities 306.15
CDEV 2233 Language Acquisition & Development 322.35
CDEV 2243 Science/Math Activities 176.65
CDEV 2253 Motor Dev./Physical Act. 211.70
CDEV 2403 Clinical Experiences 34.95
CDEV 2513 Child, Family, & Community Relations 164.00
CDEV 2523 Intro to Early Childhood Education 184.60
CDEV 2533 Early Childhood Curriculum Development 273.00
CDEV 2633 Health, Nutrition & Safety 215.65
COMP 1521 Computer Literacy 153.00
EDUC 1833 Students with Disabilities 214.00
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 84.95
ENGL 1613 English I 81.35
PSYC 1813 Introduction to Psychology 119.20
SPCH 1553 Introductory Speech 160.80

4099.30
4099.30
TOTAL $13,572.30
This program requires six hours of electives. The total price does not include all costs associated with the electives.
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