Early Childhood Development – Specialist


Career Studies (221-636-04)


Course # Course Title Credit
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood  3
CHD 166 Infants and Toddlers Programs 3
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children 3
HLT 125 Child Health and Nutrition 3
HLT  105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
CHD 165

Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Settings

Eligible to obtain the Child Development Associate credential
Total Program Credits 16

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

The Child Development Associate credential from the CDA Council is one of the most prominent in the field of Early Childhood Education. In conjunction with ECD coursework at MECC, the credential conveys a high level of competency to potential employers and increases students’ employability. There is a two-step process to earn the credential after completing the ECD certificate program at MECC. The first is to complete the CDA Exam, which can be completed at MECC. After passing the exam, students must complete the verification visit component. More information about this process will be provided as part of the above program coursework.

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

For Further Information, Contact:

Dr. Ken Tucker, Program Liaison

ktucker@mecc.edu 276-523-9047

Dr. Derek Whisman, Dean of Arts & Sciences

dwhisman@mecc.edu 276-523-9048