The Child Development program at Wallace State Community College works to instill in its students the skills and education they will need to play a vital role in a young person’s life. What children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of themselves, the way they perceive the world and their later successes in school, work, and their personal lives.
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The Child Development program at Wallace State Community College works to instill in its students the skills and education they will need to play a vital role in a young person’s life. What children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of themselves, the way they perceive the world and their later successes in school, work, and personal lives.
About the Program
It is the mission of the Child Development Program at Wallace State Community College to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful caregivers and administrators in early child care and education programs.
Teachers of young children play a vital role in the development of children. Positive experiences during children’s early years are critical for brain development and can shape their views of themselves and the world. What children learn and experience in the first five years can affect their later success or failure in school.
Preschool teachers use a variety of teaching strategies and materials to teach basic skills and introduce concepts to children in all subjects. Teacher assistants provide instructional and clerical support for classroom teachers. They may also tutor and assist children.
The A.A.S. in Child Development at Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. (800) 424-2460 ext. 8007. The accreditation term runs from March 2021 until March 2028.
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Curriculum: Program of Study
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