Child Development

The Child Development program prepares graduates to enter the workforce in the education field as a teacher/teacher’s aide in both public and private child care centers involving children birth through age 5 and/or a teacher’s aide in public pre-K programs. Students develop skills related to the education and care of young children by preparing students in the physical, mental, and social development of children. Graduates are prepared to achieve industry-recognized credentials in the education and care of young children through a CDA, short certificate, long certificate or two-year degree.

Please visit the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information about a career in this field:

Need more information?
Dr. Karen Watts
Director of Child Development
Phone: (256) 840-4193
Office: 103, Norton Social Science Building