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Overview of Child Development/Early Childhood

The program focuses on the practical application of current theory and knowledge in the field of early childhood education. Students learn through hands-on experiences in both the classroom and laboratory settings. Students conduct their laboratory experiences in the nationally accredited Kilgore College Early Childhood Center under the supervision of model early childhood teachers.

What do graduates of the program do?

They work with children between birth and 8 years old, including professions such as teachers or aides, family day home providers, program directors or owners and caseworkers.

What is the job outlook for graduates?

They work with children between birth and 8 years old, including professions such as teachers or aides, family day home providers, program directors or owners and caseworkers.

What kind of salary can graduates expect?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Child Development is around $21,000.  Local salaries will vary.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of hours taken each semester, certificates can be completed in a fall/spring semester and the associate degree can be completed in two fall and two spring semesters.

What advice should I follow for enrollment?

Ideally, a student should plan to take one Early Childhood course a semester, though it is possible to successfully complete two classes a semester.  In building a semester schedule, it is good to allow a time slot in the morning to complete the field experience assignments.  They are a requirement for each of the courses and morning is the best time of day to observe children.

 

» Contact Information

Lara Pauley, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator/Instructor
Child Development and Education Department
Phone: (903) 983-8292
lpauley@kilgore.edu
Location: Kilgore College Early Childhood Center


Katie Moses, M.Ed.
Director, Kilgore College Early Childhood Center
Instructor, Child Development and Education Department
Phone: (903) 988-3793
kmoses@kilgore.edu
Location: Kilgore College Early Childhood Center


Janet Baxter
Support Specialist, Early Childhood Center
Phone: (903) 983-8293
lpauley@kilgore.edu
Location: Kilgore College Early Childhood Center




Program qualifies for the Texas Two-Step Project.
Credits will apply towards a bachelor's degree.

 



7-19-2013

 


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