The Educational Paraprofessional Certificate of Achievement is designed to assist students in obtaining the skills necessary to work as paraprofessionals in pre-K and early elementary classrooms.
This certificate stresses the importance of understanding child and family diversity, special needs populations and developmentally appropriate discipline. By completing this certificate, a student can supplement the Advanced Certificate or Associate in Applied Arts degree or use it to directly gain employment.
Job growth is expected to by steady over the next 10 years and demand should also
In this field, it is estimated you could earn $23,100 a year.
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About Delta's Program
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.
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.
Why you should choose Delta
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). 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 the Counseling 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.
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.
Facts & Figures
An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.
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