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Child Development and Family Studies
- Major Name: Child Development and Family Studies
- Degree Program: Education
- Degree Designation: AA
- College / School: Liberal Arts
The Birth through Pre-K Child Development and Family Studies major focuses on the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of children. This program will prepare students to plan programs, perform developmental assessments and interact with young children in developmentally appropriate settings; plan and implement pre-school programming; and work with infants and toddlers in child care placements.
In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Education with a major in Birth through Pre-K Early Childhood, a student needs to complete a minimum of 60 credit-hours of required and elective course work.
Positions may be found in a variety of settings including child care centers, Head Start, nursery schools, hospitals and human service agencies. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree also work with parents in educational settings.