This is the place for you:
if you are seeking a Certificate, Diploma, CDA, or an A.S. degree.
if you just need one or two classes to renew a license.
if you know you want to work with children, but aren't sure about the area.
We can assist you in building a career ladder. Classes are offered on campus and online.
Our A.S. Degree in Child Development is articulated to Southwest Minnesota State University at Marshall for a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.
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Our Child Development program offers a warm, friendly active-learning environment. Through field experiences, our on campus lab school, and internship, students have many opportunities to apply the theories they learn in class. Our program focuses primarily on the ages of birth to seven years of age. For off campus students, our program offers convenient online learning accessible from any location, at any time. This is a dynamic delivery method with engaging assignments and lively online discussions.
Minnesota West offers the following program options in Child Care and Education:
- Child Development, A.S.
- Child Development, Certificate
- Child Development, Diploma
- Education Paraprofessional Certificate
Alyson Helgeson, Child Development Program Director