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Early Childhood

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to work with young children in safe and healthy environments that are supportive of children's individual physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. Occupational opportunities include employment as assistant teachers, teachers, group leaders or family child-care providers in programs for young children.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3  
CHD 145 Methods and Materials for Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children 3  
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total Credits 10  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3  
EDU 235 Health, Safety and Nutrition Education 3  
Total Credits 6  
Total Credits For Program 16  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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