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Program: Early Childhood Development
Contact: Mrs. Delores McConaughy
Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Credits Required: 64


The Chesapeake College Early Childhood Development Degree prepares students to work with children from infancy through age eight in a variety of child care settings. The program was developed in accordance with Maryland State Department of Education/Office of Child Care Licensing & Regulations standards.


PROGRAM GOALS: The Early Childhood Development Degree program will:

· Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the college’s general education competencies.

· Provide students with comprehensive knowledge and training that meets the requirements of the Maryland Office of Child Care requirements for:

­ Professionals already employed in child care agencies

­ Aides in the primary grades of school

­ Those seeking a director’s position in an early childhood program.

· Prepare students for successful careers in early childhood settings or for to further study in the field.


The Early Childhood Development Degree program was designed to provide comprehensive training for professionals already employed either in child care agencies or in the primary grades of school and for students interested in seeking a director’s position in an early childhood program. Early Childhood Development courses comprise the major part of the program. Students will also take courses in related subjects. Students should consult with an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.

For additional educational opportunities related to this field, see the Teacher Aide Certificate program or the Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree program in Early Childhood Education.

Program Requirements:

Course Credits

(G. Ed.) General Education Program Requirement

Please note: This information is for planning purposes only. The list of courses may not be complete. Please contact an advisor to be sure that courses are applicable to your desired course of study.

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