Child Development / Early Childhood Studies

A strong early foundation can give children confidence and skills that will stay with them lifelong. San Jac’s child development program will train you to provide high-quality care in child care centers, preschools, and more.

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 Degrees & Certificates

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Develop the skills to provide high-quality care and education in preschools and child care centers.

  • 60 credit hours
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Develop the skills to provide high-quality care and education in preschools and child care centers. All courses apply toward AAS degree.

  • 42 credit hours

Get the training to teach young children and/or direct child care centers after completing this program and applying for national certification.

  • 18 credit hours

Teach in child care centers or as an assistant in a K-12 setting after completing this program and applying for basic educational aide/child development certificates.

  • 16 credit hours

Teach in child care centers or as an assistant in a K-12 setting after completing this program and applying for advanced educational aide/child development certificates.

  • 38 credit hours

Program Info

Contact Us

Central Campus
 
281-476-1867

North Campus/Online
 
281-459-7635

Locations

 Central Campus, North Campus/Online

 

Central Campus Program

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Development at San Jacinto College-Central is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  The accreditation term runs from March 2021 through March 2023. 

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The conceptual framework of the San Jacinto College-Central Child Development and Education department is designed to expand San Jacinto College's commitment to student success.  Our framework consists of four components which include professionalism, diversity and equity, knowledge and skills, and community partnerships.  These four components are aligned with the NAEYC standards and the San Jacinto College values and integrated into the curriculum and experiences that students are exposed to in their degree pathways.

Number of Program Completers
Academic Year Number of program completers % of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion) % of program completers who were attending part-time (at the time of completion)
2018-2019 4 0% 100%
2017-2018 5 0% 100%
2016-2017 2 0% 100%

 

Program Completion Rate for the A.A.S in Child Development/ Early Childhood Education

Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time candidates enrolled in the program

Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe (2 years) Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 200% (twice) of the published timeframe
2017-2018 21.4% N/A - Data not collected yet
2016-2017 11.1% 11.1%
2015-16 14.3% 14.3%

 

Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate in the Program
Academic Year % of Part-time candidates enrolled in the program Retention rate among part-time candidates % of Full-time candidates in the program Retention rate among full-time candidates Retention rate among part-time and full-time candidates
2018-2019 77% 93% 23% 79% 89.9%
2017-2018 78% 88% 22% 78% 86%
2016-2017 75% 92% 25% 91% 91.8%