Mar 01, 2024  

Child Development - Advanced Certificate

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Program Code: CSA.35763

Child development teachers work in a variety of settings providing care and guidance of young children. This includes concern for the mental, social, physical, and emotional growth and development of the child. As a child development teacher, you should be able to work under supervision and work cooperatively with other personnel. Each employee should gain the respect, confidence, and cooperation of children, maintain discipline, and enforce as well as deal with emergency situations calmly. Physically, you must maintain good health and be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Good vision and hearing are necessary as well as being able to lift up to 40 pounds. Applicants for child development positions are to be free of communicable diseases including a negative TB test. A DHS clearance for child abuse/neglect is required, as is a criminal background check.

The Child Development Certificate prepares students for positions as assistant teachers or teachers in early childhood education and care programs. Students learn to plan and implement high quality, developmentally appropriate programs for all ages of children, infants through school-age, in both centers and family child care homes.

The curriculum for the certificate is aligned with the standards issued by the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 13

Total Semester Credits: 9

Total Credits: 37


  1. CD 110W , CD 111W , CD 113W , CD 115W , are Key courses and must be completed within 5 years of completing certificate. Failure to complete within the stated time frame will require you to repeat this course. See Graduation Requirements .
  2. A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in all courses for the certificate.
  3. CD 111W  and CD 115W  may be articulated if the student has earned a CDA credential (Center-based Preschool and Family Child Care CDAs), an elementary education degree or a high school career-technical certificate. CD 110W  and CD 111W  may be articulated if the student has earned a Center-based Infant Toddler CDA credential. Articulated credits will not count towards DHS requirements for a director using a CDA certificate. The 18 required credits for a child care director must be regular classes with a grade for credit.
  4. A Child Development information session is held in November, April and August. CD 110W , CD 113W , CD 115W , and CD 117W  students must attend one of these sessions. Be sure you notify the Counseling Office to state your major as Child Development.
  5. All CD 110W , CD 113W , CD 115W , and CD 117W  students must complete the following and submit the appropriate documentation to the program coordinator: 1) TB Skin Test. You must submit evidence of freedom from communicable tuberculosi; 2) Criminal background check; 3) DHS Child Abuse/Neglect clearance check; 4) Employment and volunteer contract (practicum agreement).
  6. CD 110W  and CD 113W  each require 30 hours of volunteer work at a licensed childcare program. CD 115W  requires 90 hours and CD 117W  requires 150 hours of teaching in a licensed program other than your current employment site. CD 115W  and CD 117W  must be unpaid and outside of your work schedule. More information will be given at the information sessions.
  7. File an application for an associate or dual degree and/or certificate with the Registrar's Office by at least 3 months prior to expected graduation. See Graduation Requirements .
  8. Delta College reserves the right to modify graduation requirements.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Delta College

Undergraduate certificate in Child Development - Advanced Certificate
Program Length: 18 months

Students graduating on time

29% of Title IV students complete the program within 18 months1

Program Costs*

$7,603 for in-state tuition and fees

$12,165 for out-of-state tuition and fees

$1,850 for books and supplies

$6,183 for off-campus room and board

Other Costs:

No other costs provided.

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

7% of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it2

The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt3

The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate4.

The typical graduate earns

$14,029 per year after leaving this program5

Graduates who got jobs

33% of program graduates got jobs according to the state job placement rate7

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

Childcare Workers

Licensure Requirements6

This program meets licensure requirements in


*State requires students to sit for licensure EXAM

Additional Information:

No additional notes provided.

Date Created: 6/15/2017

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  1. The share of students who completed the program within 100% of normal time (18 months).

  2. The share of students who borrowed Federal, private, and/or institutional loans to help pay for college.

  3. The median debt of borrowers who completed this program. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

  4. The median monthly loan payment for students who completed this program if it were repaid over ten years at a NA* interest rate.

  5. The median earnings of program graduates who received Federal aid.

  6. Some States require students to graduate from a state approved program in order to obtain a license to practice a profession in those States.

  7. State Job Placement Rate:

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    What types of jobs were these students placed in?

    The job placement rate includes completers hired for: Any jobs
    Positions that recent completers were hired for include: n/a

    When were the former students employed?

    This rate is based on program completers who were already employed or within six months of completion

    How were completers tracked?

    Graduation application survey and follow up survey

  8. Accreditor Job Placement Rate: N/A


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