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Child Development


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:


Discover how to get started at Minnesota West by visiting the Future Students page or see information about taking an online program.

Laine Rieger, Child Development Program Director