Child and Human Development professionals nurture and teach young children in child care centers, nursery schools, as well as preschools, public schools, private households, family child care homes, and before- and after-school programs. They are charged to help children explore their interests, develop their talents and independence, build self- esteem and learn how to behave with others primarily using a play-centered curriculum. They capitalize on children’s play to further language development and introduce scientific and mathematical concepts. Specific emphasis is given to serving an ever- expanding multicultural and inclusive population.
At Trenholm State Community College, the student may elect to study either as a part- or full-time student with classes offered in a flexible class schedule. Trenholm State students have the option of utilizing the availability of cooperating community center sites which offer practical laboratory “hands-on” working experience with infant/toddler and preschool children, as well as family child care homes, faith- based centers, after-school programs, and summer enrichment programs. Students pursuing the Child Development Associate Credential are prepared for the final assessment of the CDA credential. The CDA credential is not awarded through Trenholm State Community College. However, the College provides actual preparation for the credentialing process through the National Council for Professional Recognition credential.
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