The Child Development Associates degree focuses on leadership skills that are needed in a director position. Graduates of the Child Development degree program will be qualified to apply for positions as lead teachers and center directors as well as apply for a license for their own childcare business.
If you enjoy working with children you may find this career path rewarding. Consider
transferring on to get a bachelor's degree and increase your earning potential.
In this field, it is estimated you could earn $27,900 a year.
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- Preschool Teacher
- Preschool Education Administrator
- Childcare Worker
At Delta, you get small classes, professors who see your potential and resources to help you succeed. Delta professors are here to teach. And, they're really good at it.
About Delta's Program
Child development teachers provide cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth and development for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. They focus on whole child development and helping children for later academic and social success.
Our child development program foundation courses include infant and toddler development, psychology, teaching practicum, childcare program management and first aid.
The Child Development program at Delta College is accredited by:
The Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of
the National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L Street NW, #500
Washington, DC 20005
The accreditation term runs from July 2012 to July 2019.
All CD 110W, CD 113W, CD 115W and CD 117W students must complete the following and submit the appropriate documentation to the program coordinator:
- TB Skin Test. You must submit evidence of freedom from communicable tuberculosi
- Criminal background check
- DHS Child Abuse/Neglect clearance check
- Employment and volunteer contract (practicum agreement)
In addition, a Child Development information session is held in December, April and August. Students must attend one of these sessions. Be sure you notify Academic Advising Office to state your major as CD.
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.
|Academic year||Number of program completers||Percentage of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion)||Percentage of program completers who were attending part-time (at the time of completion)|
Program name: AAA. Child Development
|Academic year in which a fall cohort of full-time students enrolled at the institution (select three sequential years)||
Percentage of those students who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe
Published timeframe for full-time students: 2 years
|Percentage of those students who completed the program in 100%, 200% or 300% the published timeframe|
|2012||36.8% (7 of 19)||100 – 26.3% (5 of 19)
200 – 36.8% (7 of 19)
|2013||16.7% (3 of 18)||100 – 16.7% (3 of 18)
200 – 22.2% (4 of 18)
|2014||15.4% (2 of 12)||100 – 15.4% (2 of 12)
200 – 16.7% (4 of 12)
The fall-to-fall retention rate in the program for each of the three most recently completed academic years
|Academic year||Number of Part-Time Candidates Enrolled (% of Total Enrollment)||Retention Rate among Part-Time Candidates||Number of Full-Time Candidates Enrolled (% of Total Enrollment)||Retention Rate among Full-Time Candidates|
Why you should choose Delta
The Delta College child development program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As a result, the curriculum for the Associate's Degree is aligned with the standards issued by the NAEYC and involves rigorous assessment with program and peer evaluations.
Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.
You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.
At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.
Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.
One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice!
In fact, if you're interested in earning a bachelor's in Child Development you have several options by coming to Delta first, and then transferring.
Facts & Figures
With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.
80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.
Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs:
- Child Development - Certificate
- Child Development - Transfer
- Educational Paraprofessional - Certificate