Aug 14, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog

Care and Development of Young Children, A.A.S.

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CIP Code - 190709



The mission of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Care and Development of Young Children is to improve the quality of the early childhood learning environments in our region through exploratory, experiential, and student-centered course offerings. Some goals for this program are:

  • To have an understanding of the Early Childhood Profession
  • To gain knowledge of growth and development of young children
  • To know developmentally appropriate practice in Early Childhood Education
  • To effectively work with young children


Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Care and Development of Young Children is designed as a degree program to meet the needs of those pursuing a career in early childhood development and the new guidelines established by the United States Department of Education as a part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. The program includes a 300 hour supervised work experience in an approved early childhood setting.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Louisiana Delta Community College Care and Development of Young Children program will be able to:

  • Promote child development and learning.
  • Apply child development and learning knowledge to build family and community relationships.
  • Observe, document, and assess development to support young children and families.
  • Demonstrate effective approaches in the teaching and learning process of young children.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the field of Early Childhood Education.



Grambling State University (GSU)

Some or all program credits transfer

Total: 60 credit hours

Additional Certifications

Certificate of Technical Studies in Care and Development of Young Children

CIP Code: 190709

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Total: 30 credit hours

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