This certificate prepares you for a position as an assistant teacher or teacher 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 childcare homes.
If you enjoy working with children you may find this career path rewarding.
In this field, it is estimated you could earn $16,300 a year.
Visit Career Coach for more details.
- Childcare Worker
- Preschool Teacher
- Preschool Education Administrator
Not sure what you want to be?
We can help.
Want to know what are some of the best paying jobs in our region? What jobs are good for your likes and personality traits? We can help. And, we can help whether or not you're a Delta student. We're a free service available to students, graduates and the community.
About Delta's Program
Delta College’s child development program foundation courses include infant and toddler development, psychology, teaching practicum, childcare program management and first aid. Your education will include gaining the respect, confidence and cooperation of children, maintaining discipline and responding to emergency situations. You will spend 300 hours (over several different courses) working with children from birth to age eight in a variety of settings.
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 and 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 off-campus 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.
The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!
Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.
Why study abroad?
- Experience a new culture
- Improve your foreign language skills
- Make lifelong friends
- Find new interests
- Looks good on job applications
- Personal growth
Facts & Figures
With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.
95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.
Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs:
- Child Development - Associate
- Child Development - Transfer
- Educational Paraprofessional - Certificate