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Child Development and Early Education Program

Lansing Community College offers three program options in Child Development and Early Education. Each addresses the various components of high quality early education and care in a variety of settings and for all ages, including infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. Instructional methods include lecture-discussion, hands-on experiences, and supervised fieldwork. Some courses are offered on-line or as a hybrid.

Graduates of these programs may apply for the national CDA credential through the National Council for Professional Recognition. Requirements vary, but many centers require an associate degree or a child development associate (CDA) credential. Minimum state requirements for program directors are 60 semester credits with at least 18 credits in child development and 2 credits of Early Childhood Program Administration.

The Child Development and Early Education Associate in Arts Degree program has been awarded Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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Degrees and Certificates

PDF file Child Development Advising Guide - 2014-2019

PDF file Child Development Associate Training - CDA

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Phone: (517) 483-1410
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