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As a TVCC Early Childhood Education student, you will learn about how children develop and the role adults play in that development while also getting practical experience working with children in an academic environment with guided experiences. ECE courses lay the foundation and prepare you for careers in classroom environments with infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children; family day care; parks and recreation; special education; extended day care; and public and nonprofit agencies concerned with the development and welfare of children.

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Early Intervention

The four courses for training in Therapeutic Intervention for Young Children along with initial child development concepts are offered as a pathway to attaining a degree in Early Childhood Education. These courses provide education experiences and training in therapeutic intervention in the areas of Child Neglect and Abuse; Children of Incarcerated Parents; Homeless Children; and Critical Factors in Parent Neglects.

EDUC 141 - Child Development I (3 credits)
EDUC 230 - Intro to Child Abuse & Neglect (3 credits)
EDUC 231 - Special Populations: Children of Incarcerated Parents (3 credits)
EDUC 232 - Therapeutic Intervention for Young Children of Neglect (3 credits)
EDUC 233 - Understanding Critical Factors In Parent Neglect (3 credits)

Early Intervention Brochure

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Child Development Associate

This Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate meets the required classroom and practicum experience to satisfy the requirements for obtaining the national CDA certificate.  Training includes portfolio development for employment in early childhood educator roles such as an infant/toddler, 
preschool/pre-kindergarten, early intervention, special education, family  childcare provider, Head Start teacher, or paraprofessional in public schools.

EDUC 140 - Intro to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
EDUC 141 - Childhood Development I (3 credits)
EDUC 150 - Curriculum I - Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
EDUC 162 - Child Nutrition, Health, and Safety (3 credits)
EDUC 246 - Family / Community Relations / ECE (3 credits)

Child Development Associate Brochure