Child Development

The field of child development is a rapidly growing area with a wide range of employment possibilities. An increasing number of job opportunities are available in the community for those who work with children. Public and private schools, federal agencies, child care centers, industry and community agencies need professionallytrained people who understand children and who can give them love, guidance and leadership. The associate degree program in child development will provide an opportunity for an in-depth study of the whole child. In the certificate program, the specialization is in child development or child care management. In all programs, the child development lab courses will include actual experience with young children. Students enrolled in child development lab classes must meet Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff requirements for child care centers. Student liability insurance is required for all child development lab classes. 

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Child Development Courses

Course of Study for Associate in Applied Science Degree – Child Development

Level I Certificate – Child Development Associate (CDA) 

Level II Certificate – Child Care/Preschool Assistant Teacher 

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Contact

Mary Hanson
Dept. Chair & Associate Professor of Child Development
Office: Sedate Hall (SH) 120
Phone: 432-335-6483
E-mail: mhanson@odessa.edu