Tyler Junior College

Child Development/Early Childhood

The Child Development and Early Childhood Education program at Tyler Junior College is intended to provide special training and support services for adults who are interested in the early education and care of young children. The program focuses on the practical application of current theory and knowledge in the field of child development and early childhood education. A positive outcome of such experiences is an early childhood professional who is capable of providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children.

The two-year Associate of Applied Science degree and Certificate of Proficiency programs, offered at Tyler Junior College, prepare an individual to be a lead teacher and/or a director of quality early care and education programs. The A.A.S. degree program also provides a foundation for students who desire to pursue further education in the fields of Child Development, Family Studies and Human Development. The administrator’s Credential, Preschool Teaching Certificate, and the Infant and Toddler Caregiver Certificate programs are designed to provide basic skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment in the early care and education field.

Students enrolling in the program will be subject to a background check. 

The program is located on the TJC West Campus. Students are responsible for transportation.

Majors

  • Child Development and Early Childhood (AAS)
  • Child Development and Early Childhood (Certificate)
  • Administrator's Credential (Certificate)
  • Infant and Toddler Caregiver (Certificate)
  • Preschool Teaching (Certificate)
  • Early Childhood Professional (Marketable Skills Achievement Award)

Related Organization

Family Learning Center of Tyler
1508 N. Haynie Ave.
Tyler, Texas
903-593-2295

Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/ChildDev