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Child Development, Certificate

Locations: Granite Falls.

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Persons completing this program would work in a variety of settings related to child care and education such as preschools, day cares, public schools, Head Start programs, and private homes (e.g. nannies). Students enrolled in the program receive instruction in safety, health, nutrition, guidance, child development, and the preparation and presentation of learning experiences to enhance all areas of a child’s development. This course of study is designed to improve the quality of services children receive, to increase professionalism in graduates, and to promote the overall development of children. Lab School and field experience in various settings provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services will check the background of each applicant to ensure that there is no record of child maltreatment.

The curriculum shown here is designed to enhance a Child Development professional’s opportunity to advance in the field.

Family & Community Relations 3
Creative Activities 4
Foundations of Child Development I Lab 1
Foundations of Child Development 2
Children’s Health, Nutrition & Safety Lab 1
Children’s Health, Nutrition & Safety 2
Guidance, Managing the Physical & Social Environment Lab 1
Guidance: Managing the Physical and Social Environments 2


Updated:  si 3/25/09