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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Development, CSC

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*This is a G3 eligible program

*This program uses a VCCS Common Curriculum

Program Code: 221-636-04 

Erin Johnson, Program Liaison, ejohnson@mgcc.edu


The Career Studies Certificate in Early Childhood Development prepares students for entry level employment working with young children in safe and healthy environments that are supportive of children’s individual physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Graduates develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to implement practices informed by Virginia’s Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals and the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Preparation Standards. 

Admission Requirements 

Individuals accepted for Admission to the College are eligible to enter the Early Childhood Development Career Studies Certificate program. 

Program Description 

This 16-credit curriculum provides a foundation in early childhood development and is designed for students who plan to work with children from birth through age eight years using developmentally appropriate practices. 

Employment Outlook 

The occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities: Child Care Center Teacher Assistant, Recreation Leader or Aide, or Substitute Teacher. 

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