This program provides students with opportunities to develop and improve skills necessary to work with children from birth to age 12 in a variety of child-care settings. Graduates with certificates in child care will be able to:
- use professional terminology for effective communication;
- implement instruction for children;
- analyze and resolve problems;
- use good human relations skills;
- analyze specific early childhood scenarios, and plan specific action;
- apply appropriate computer skills;
- apply appropriate basic child/classroom observational skills; and
- locate, compile and analyze appropriate resources, activities and materials.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental courses to prepare students for the 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 190 Coordinated Practice I||3|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3|
|HLT 106 First Aid and Safety||2|
|ITE 295 Computers for Educators||3||ITE 115|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|CHD 118 Methods and Materials in the Language Arts for Children||3|
|CHD 146 Methods and Materials for Teaching Math, Science and Social Studies to Children||3|
|CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children||3|
|CHD 216 Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change||3|
|CHD 270 Administration of Early Childhood Programs||3|
|CHD 290 Coordinated Practice II||3|
|Total Credits For Program||36|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- Coordinated Practice I and II are practicum courses and require placement in approved activities by the program head.
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
- Students who have current certifications in First Aid and Safety and CPR (Child or Adult) can use these to fulfill the two credit HLT 106 requirement. The original cards must be presented to the Admissions and Records office. No online First Aid/CPR cards will be accepted for credit at JTCC.
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).