The Care and Development of Young Children program provides education and training in the care of young children. A student who completes this program is prepared to assure the health, safety, and well-being of young children who are in out-of-home care. This degree program meets the child development training requirement for a 5-Star child-care director under Louisiana’s Quality Rating System. Students who intend to transfer to a teacher education program at a 4year institution should consider the Associate of Science in Teaching (Grades 1-5) program. Students who intend to transfer the CDYC degree should be aware that any grades below “C” in General Education courses are unlikely to transfer. Observation and Practicum courses require a background check due to site-based experiences at early childhood centers or schools.
The CDYC course prefix has replaced the ECDV, ECED, and EDUC course prefixes.
- The student demonstrates consistent competence and professionalism as an educator of young children.
- The student effectively applies the principles of developmentally appropriate practice in planning and practice.
- The student effectively deals with common occurrences in an early childhood setting independently or with minimal assistance from a professional educator.
- The student communicates effectively with children and adults in an early childhood setting.
- The student demonstrates respect for children, individually and as a group.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL 1010||English Composition I 1||3|
|ENGL 1020||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1200 or higher||3|
|Any SPCH course||3|
|Natural Science Elective||3|
|PSYC 1100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSYC 2200||Child Psychology||3|
|BUSN 1150||Survey of Microcomputer App||3|
|Fine Arts Elective||3|
|Major Courses 1, 2|
|CDYC 1050||Intro to Care&Dev of Yng Child||3|
|CDYC 1110||Observation & Participation||3|
|CDYC 2300||Lit & Lang Dev in Early Child||3|
|CDYC electives 3||9|
|Two courses, to be approved by advisor||6|
Must earn a grade of “C” or better.
At least twelve 12 credit hours must be earned in residence.
To be approved by advisor.