Office: Multipurpose Building, Room 231
Address: 802 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 880-2223
This course of study is provided for persons preparing for or employed in the field of early childhood care.
The courses may be used as academic instruction in working toward National Child Development Associate
requirements but do not provide Child Development Associate certification by themselves.
The caregiver for young children works with young children in a childcare setting, observing, overseeing,
interacting, and teaching, which includes setting up curriculum and activities. The caregiver is aware of and
attends to the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of the individual child.
The Day Care/Child Care Center Director supervises and oversees the training of caregivers, may work directly
with children, and works with budgeting and financing. The director knows the minimum standards to remain in
compliance with state licensing practices. The director works with parents and oversees
the food program and curriculum.
The Child Care Director/Quality Caregiver can perform the duties of a caregiver and director. In addition,
the caregiver may go into the home of children, develop programs to educate parents with parenting skills and
other life skills, assess families and individual children, train caregivers, and demonstrate child care center
A current TB Skin Test and a criminal history check are required for each child care and development. A minimum grade of 'C' is must be earned is all Child Care courses on the Recomended Program of Study.
A graduate of the two-year instructional program is awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Child Care and Development
|DORI 0200||College Success Skills||2 : 2 : 0|
|CDEC 1339||Early Childhood Development: 0-3 Years||3 : 3 : 0|
|CDEC 1354||Child Growth and Development||3 : 3 : 0|
|CDEC 2386||Internship/Child Care Provider/Assistant||3 : 0 : 9|
|COSC 1301||Introduction to Computing||3 : 3 : 0|
|SOCI 1301||Introduction to Sociology||3 : 3 : 0|
|CDEC 1319||Child Guidance||3 : 3 : 0|
|CDEC 1359||Children with Special Needs||3 : 3 : 0|
|CDEC 2328||Administration of Programs for Children II||3 : 3 : 0|
|HUMA 1315||Fine Arts Appreciation||3 : 3 : 0|
|CDEC 1313||Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs||3 : 3 : 0|
|CDEC 1358||Creative Arts for Early Childh||3 : 2 : 2|
|CDEC 2315||Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education||3 : 3 : 0|
|CDEC 2326||Administration of Programs for Children I||3 : 3 : 0|
|CDEC 2387||Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant||3 : 0 : 9|
|Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours||60 : 53 : 20|