Programs of Study - Child Development - Southern Union State Community College

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Child Development

The Child Development Department offers programs that are designed to prepare students for an exciting career with children. They help prepare students for employment in a variety of childcare facilities. It also provides those already working with young children an opportunity to upgrade skills and competencies. 

Students gain a historical perspective of childcare and understanding of the theoretical foundations of early childhood growth and development which fosters an appreciation for the importance of quality care for young children. Specific coursework introduces students to the health and safety concerns of working with young children, appropriate methods and materials for use at various ages, the value and challenges of working with diverse families, the unique issues facing children with special needs, and issues associated with the administration of a childcare center or program

Students in the child development field may qualify for financial aid through the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Alabama Scholarship Program or the Leadership in Childcare Scholarship Program, in addition to general financial aid. For more information about these and other financial aid opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Child Development Department, please contact the Program Director. 




Sandra Little Program Director, Child Development

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