Early Childhood CSC
The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.
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This program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work with young children birth to age eight and is at Level 4 of the Virginia Career Pathways for Early Childhood and Out-of-School Time Practitioners, where Level 3 is a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. The curriculum is designed to benefit persons currently employed or seeking employment working with young children in settings such as preschools, child care centers and homes, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and before-and-after school programs. Students completing this program will have earned 16 of the 31 credits needed for the Early Childhood Certificate (Pathways Level 5).
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. New students should visit the Advising Center or contact the program chair at 804-706-5132 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Required Courses||CR.||Pre-requisite Courses||Approved Course Substitutions|
|SDV 101 Orientation to Early Childhood||1||SDV 100 College Success Skills SDV 101 Orientation to Future Teachers|
|CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children||3|
|CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings||3||See Notes 1 and 2|
|CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children||3|
|EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education||3|
|Total Minimum Credits to Complete||16|
- CHD 165 is a practicum class that requires students to observe young children and participate in an approved early childhood setting for 40 hrs throughout the semester.
- To enroll in CHD 165 students must have a declared early childhood major and complete a TB screening, a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check, as a condition of placement in a practicum site. Students are expected to cover all costs for these procedures.
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
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