Early Childhood Studies
The Early Childhood Studies diploma is designed to educate early childhood professionals in curriculum development, implementation, and classroom management. This diploma has 10 college courses for a total of 36 credits. The courses in this diploma meet the DELACARE coursework licensing requirements for the Early Childhood Curriculum Coordinator and Early Childhood Teacher.
This diploma can be the first step in completing an Early Childhood Associates degree.
This program is offered at the Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington campuses.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- Early Childhood Curriculum Coordinator
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Family Child Care Provider
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Implement developmentally appropriate practices based on theories, norms and milestones associated with development in early childhood.
- Employ communication skills necessary within the Early Childhood environment and network.
- Maintain a healthy, safe environment for children by following licensing requirements and legal issues affecting early childhood programs.
- Practice ethical and professional conduct required in the Early Childhood Education environment.
- Plan developmentally appropriate curriculum for quality infant/toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs.