Child Care and Development

Associate of Applied Science

Certificate of Proficiency – Level 1

Welcome to the Child Development Early Childhood (CDEC) program!

The curriculum leading to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and Certificate of Proficiency Level 1 in Child Care and Development prepares students for the successful care and guidance of young children. Students completing the CDEC program are prepared to work with children in childcare centers, preschools, family care settings, early intervention programs, and Head Start programs. Childcare professions are growing rapidly and if you enjoy working around children, have strong communication skills, and enjoy new challenges the childcare profession may be for you.

NOTE: Texas Southmost College Child Development Academic Program requires that all child development students enrolling in a child development laboratory course obtain a criminal background check, affidavit, and TB test at their own expense. Students must fill out and submit a Background Student Information Form along with Background Check Consent Form to the Raul J. Guerra Child Development Center or call (956) 295-3701 or (956) 295-3702 for more information.

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