Child Development/Early Childhood
The first years of a child’s life can have a profound impact on the way they learn, communicate and grow. If you have a desire to work with children and families, then the Child Development and Early Childhood program would like to welcome you.
The Child Development and Early Childhood program at TJC is intended to provide special training and support services for adults who are interested in the early education and care of young children. With a focus on the practical application of current theory, we will show you how to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.
Many of our graduates work in Human Services or Social Work, while others use their credentials to gain increased employment opportunities at their current jobs in the early childhood professions. For more advanced degrees, TJC maintains an articulation agreement with Stephen F. Austin, which allows you to transfer seamlessly and complete your 3rd and 4th year online at SFA.
Administrator's Credentials (Certificate)
Earning this certificate from TJC qualifies you to be an early childhood administrator. With the knowledge you’ll gain from TJC, you’ll be on the right track to managing an early childhood facility or operating and owning your own.
Preschool Teaching (Certificate)
With the high demand for skilled professionals in Child Development, our Preschool Teaching certificate program provides you with the best knowledge and training necessary to obtain employment in the early care and education field.
Child Development/Early Childhood (AAS)
Our AAS degree program provides you the foundation to pursue further education in the fields of Child Development, Family Studies and Human Development. It also prepares you to be a lead teacher and/or a director for a quality early care and education program.
Child Development/Early Childhood (Certificate)
Our certificate program prepares you to be a lead teacher and/or a director of quality early care and education programs. Once complete, you can enjoy the rewarding profession of working in child development.
Our Teacher Education program prepares you for a meaningful career in the field of education and provides you with the first two years of a four-year degree leading to teacher certification at the EC–6 and 4–8 grade levels, as well as EC–12 Special Education.
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For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.