The Associate of Arts in Child Development provides students with a strong educational foundation that will promote them to be lifelong learners. By training students to conduct well-planned, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate experiences for young children, you can be certain you will possess the knowledge and skills needed to provide experiences that support successful development in children.


  • Pass a background check
  • Complete a health screening as necessary for field observation site requirements.

Career Options

  • Child Care Center Program Director
  • Pre-school Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Community Services Assistant
  • Following completion of this degree, students may pursue a bachelor's degree in Child Development, Family Studies, or Family and consumer Sciences at a university.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Projects that the need for employees in the field of childcare will grow in 2018-2028 by

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Transfer Options

Students can immediately enter the workforce upon earning an Associate of Arts in Child Development degree. The Associate of Arts in Child Development can be transferred to a 4-year university and applied to a Bachelor's Degree.


  • Carolyn Boggs 
  • Shannon Stoker 
  • Staci Tyler

Child Development


    Shannon Stoker
    Department Chair, Education
    Childhood Development Degree
    Number of Credits