Total Hours: 60
Students must meet all prerequisites and co-requisites that may apply to the CDYC course offerings. Please contact the program advisor, Mandy Perdue, before enrolling. (Contact Information: Mandy Perdue, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 318-678-6126.) Additionally, students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course required in the curriculum to earn the Associate of Applied Science in Care and Development of Young Children.
Additional Requirements: In order to interact with children in area early learning centers, Louisiana law stipulates that students complete a criminal background check.
For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course and to select approved electives.
Additional information: The Associate of Applied Science in Care and Development of Young Children will not allow students to earn certification for teaching in Louisiana public schools. Louisiana public preschool and kindergarten teachers must graduate from a teaching program at a 4-year university, pass required Praxis exams, and obtain a teaching license from the Louisiana Department of Education. It is strongly suggested that students seek advice from the CDYC program coordinator at the beginning of enrollment in the CDYC program for career options in early childhood education.
*The CDA Credential is not required to earn the Associate of Applied Science degree in Care and Development of Young Children. However, students who have earned the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)* from the Council for Professional Recognition and maintain a current credential throughout the program will not have to take CDYC 101 and CDYC 103 , as per state-wide CDYC program articulation agreement in 2010. Students must present current CDA credential documentation at the time of enrollment into the CDYC program; and again upon completion of application to graduate from the program.
Students who have earned pediatric CPR certification will be given credit for HLPE 221 (First Aid). Current documentation must be presented upon enrollment into the CDYC program and again upon completion of application to graduate from the program.
**Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201 , ENGL 202 , ENGL 250 , ENGL 251 , ENGL 252 , ENGL 255 , ENGL 256 , ENGL 257 ; FREN 101 , FREN 102 , FREN 201 ; HIST 101 , HIST 102 , HIST 103 , HIST 104 , HIST 201 , HIST 202 , HIST 203 ; HMAN 201 , HMAN 202 , HMAN 203 ; RLGN 201 , RLGN 202 , RLGN 203 , SPAN 101 , SPAN 102 , SPAN 201