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. Students completing the AAS in CDYC can then apply for the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate with LDOE, which is needed for the lead teachers and directors in early childcare programs in LA.
Students who intend to transfer to a teacher education program at a 4 year 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 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 1199 or higher 4||3|
|Any SPCH course||3|
|Natural Science Elective||3|
|PSYC 1100||Introduction to Psychology 1||3|
|PSYC 2200||Child Psychology 1||3|
|or PSYC 2100||Human Growth and Development|
|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 fifteen 15 credit hours must be earned in residence.
To be approved by advisor.
Math 1300 recommended for students intending to transfer to a bachelor's degree program.