Program at a Glance

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1-year Certificate
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Impact the Youth By Working in Early Childhood Development

This is your chance to be the start to a child's educational journey. Help expose young students to new experiences, allow them to practice social skills, and prepare them for schooling. 

Why Choose Germanna

With Germanna's diverse offering of childhood education courses, you have the opportunity to specialize in what interests you and determine the trajectory of your future career. The program requires participation in licensed early childhood settings, ensuring hands-on experience for optimal learning.

Career Options in Early Childhood Development

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Childcare Workers: Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions.
  • Preschool Teachers: Instruct preschool-aged students.

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills

  • Nutrition
  • Health and safety
  • Childhood education and how to teach different courses
  • Childhood behavior
  • Administration
Course Highlights
CHD 165: Observation and participation in Early Childhood/Primary
CHD 145: Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children
CHD 270: Administration of Childcare Programs

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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