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Child Development (AS)

Reedley College
Program overview
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Program description

Child Development (AS)

The associate in science degree in child development is designed to prepare students to work with young children in a variety of early care and education settings. Upon completion of the A.S. degree, a student possesses the course work required to work as a teacher in both private and public early care and education settings serving preschool-age children. Additionally, students completing documented work experience are eligible to apply for the California Child Development Permit through the Commission of Teacher Credentialing at either the Teacher, Master Teacher or Site Supervisor Level which qualifies the student to work in a State of California funded (Title 5) early care and education program.

Admission requirements

International Students

  1. File a completed application with the Admissions Office.
  2. Submit one transcript in English translation of all work completed in high school and college along with the results of any general matriculation or school leaving examinations.
  3. Submit an affidavit of financial support.
  4. Submit evidence of a negative tuberculin skin test taken in the U.S. not more than six months prior to entering college.
  5. Show proof of medical insurance or purchase insurance offered through the college.
  6. Submit a total score of 500 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please write to the following address to make arrangements to take the test: Test of English as a Foreign Language Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ, USA 08540

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Reading and Composition
  • Public Speaking or Group Communication
  • Art

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Curriculum
  • Child, Family and Community
  • Contemporary Mathematics
  • History of the United States
  • Humanities


  • American Government
  • Lifespan Development

Semester 3

  • Observation and Assessment
  • Health Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  • Lab
  • Critical Thinking
  • Biological Science/Lab

Semester 4

  • Early Childhood Practicum
  • Diversity and Culture in Early Child Care and Education Programs
  • Courtship, Marriage and Divorce

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for out-of-state & international students: $3,480.00 per semester



  • Associate of Science in Child Development (AS)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Child Development

Career opportunities

Students in this program may pursue careers as: Preschool Teachers, Child Care

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Reedley College

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Contact info

Reedley College

995 N. Reed Ave
93654 Reedley California
United States of America

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