Early Childhood Education CSC
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Early Childhood Education

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program is designed to provide students with the basic skills needed in the care and development of young children in a variety of child care settings. The program provides training appropriate for persons entering the field of early childhood education, as well as in-service training for persons presently working in the field who wish to upgrade their skills. The program also offers a well-organized course of study for parents who wish to increase their understanding of child development.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Employment opportunities include preparation or upgrading skills for positions as child care center assistant directors, teachers or assistant teachers, aides, playroom attendants, home-based providers or day care workers, camp directors, and before- and after-school teachers in the following types of facilities: child day care centers, nursery schools, family day care homes, Head Start programs, recreational before- and after-school programs, hospital-based child care programs, pre-school at-risk programs, and pre-kindergarten church-sponsored programs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: In addition to the general college curricular admission requirements, a personal interview with the program head is recommended. Students must attain a grade of “C” or higher in all courses completed in this program with CHD, EDU, and PSY course prefixes.

 

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 1001 College Success Skills 1

2

CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3

3

CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children 3

4

CHD 205 Guiding Behavior of Children 3

5

CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3

6

EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education 3

TOTAL

Early Childhood Education Career Studies Certificate 16

02.19.20

1 SDV 101 accepted

 

 


Name Program Email Phone
Mary Larue Early Childhood Education CSC Mlarue@reynolds.edu 804/523-5339
Sheryl White Early Childhood Education CSC SWhite@reynolds.edu 804/523-5539

 

Common Job Titles1: Assistant Teacher; Caregiver; Child Care Worker; Child Caregiver; Childcare Professional; Childcare Provider; Childcare Worker; Daycare Teacher; Daycare Worker; Family Manager; Household Manager; Infant Teacher; Nanny; Toddler Teacher


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 4,651

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $17,300 - $23,600


Common Job Titles1: Administrator; Childcare Director; Early Head Start Director; Education Coordinator; Education Director; Education Site Manager; Preschool Director; Preschool Program Director; Principal; Site Coordinator


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 282

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $32,600 - $56,700


Common Job Titles1: Early Childhood Teacher; Group Teacher; Head Start Teacher; Headstart Teacher; Lead Teacher; Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (Pre-K Teacher); Preschool Teacher; Teacher; Teacher Assistant; Toddler Teacher


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 2,409

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $20,700 - $43,200


Common Job Titles1: Educational Assistant; Instructional Assistant; Paraeducator; Paraprofessional; Special Education Aide; Special Education Paraprofessional; Special Education Teacher Assistant; Teacher Aide; Teacher Assistant; Teaching Assistant


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 5,545

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $19,000 - $29,700


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029).

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accurate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on January 29, 2020.