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Child Development Associate in Science Degree

Fresno City College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Fresno
Fall 2021

Fresno
Spring 2021

Program description

Child Development Associate in Science Degree

The field of early child care and education has many opportunities. Because of the need for child care outside the family, well prepared early childhood educators are in great demand. A certificate or degree in Child Development from Fresno City College provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience to obtain a job in many different program types.

  • Federally funded or state funded children's programs
  • Employer sponsored child care centers
  • Infant and toddler programs
  • Private half day and full day programs for children
  • Before and after school programs
  • Parent cooperatives
  • Family child care
  • Campus child care programs
  • Early intervention programs

Admission requirements

International Students and Scholars Admission Requirements

To determine whether you are eligible for admission to our Fresno City College International Program, please review the following Admission Requirements, and submit the completed checklist with your other application materials:

  • Student must be 18 years old prior to the start of the semester
  • Affidavit of Support Form
  • Cost of Attendance Acknowledgement Form
  • Financial Documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS Exam Results – Waived if student Graduated from a U.S. High School and/or if English is an official language of home country
    • TOEFL Score Requirement Score of 500 Paper Based Test (PBT) or 61 Internet Based Test (iBT) required from students applying from their home country. If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting a score of 460 PBT or 48 iBT. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
    • IELTS Score Requirement Overall Band Score of 5.5 required from students applying from home country with at least 5.0 in each subsection (Listening, reading, Writing, and Speaking). If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting an Overall Band Score of 5.0. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
  • High School Graduation Requirement Official Graduation Certificate/Diploma, transcripts, and/or equivalent evidence of graduation from a Secondary School or its equivalent are required. If records are not in English, certified translation must be furnished.

For more information about admission requirement, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Required Courses Units

  • Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
  • Introduction to Curriculum
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  • Diversity and Culture in Early Childhood Education Programs
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Child, Family and Community
  • Early Childhood Practicum
  • Child Growth and Development

Course Options - Group A: Select 3 units Units

  • Introduction to Early Intervention
  • Infant and Toddler Practicum
  • Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education

Course Options - Group B - Select 3 Units

  • Parent Education
  • Music, Movement and Drama for Young Children
  • Science and Math for Young Children
  • The Young Child With Special Needs
  • Child Abuse
  • Introduction to Early Intervention
  • Infant and Toddler Practicum
  • Advanced Infant and Toddler Development
  • Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education
  • Lifespan Development
  • Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education
  • Administration II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • Children’s Literature
  • Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Care and Education
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors
  • Family Child Care Programs
  • Introduction to Child Welfare

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International and Out-of-State student fees for spring 2021 : $3480.00 per 12 credit units

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Student Learning Outcomes:


  1. Integrate understanding of the needs, the characteristics and multiple influences on development of children birth to age eight as related to high quality care and education.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support positive developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
  3. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity and self-confidence.
  4. Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families and their communities.
  5. Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that demonstrate understanding and knowledge, deepening the commitment to the early care and education profession.

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Fresno City College

FCC provides the first two years of American university education to help you get where you want to be. Students will receive an American education at an affordable cost. Our students enjoy and benefit from individualized staff guidance, academic counseling,...


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Fresno City College

1101 E University Avenue
93741 Fresno California
United States of America

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www.fresnocitycollege.edu

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