Short-Term Certificate in Child Development
Bevill State Community College

Program Details

The online Short-Term Certificate in Child Development program prepares individuals to work in settings that care for and educate children.  The curriculum teaches the essentials of designing curriculum, creating lesson plans, and introducing activities appropriate for children.  Individuals also learn observation and assessment techniques, positive discipline, communication, CPR, first aid, safety, and nutrition.  This certificate only requires the courses specific to child development, unlike the long-term certificate and Associate in Applied Science Degree which require courses in general studies.


  • A high school diploma or GED

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges