Program Overview

Eastfield College offers an online Child Development Certificate which provides an in-depth study of infant/toddler growth and development, programs and services.  If the student plans to transfer to a four-year institution they should consult an advisor to discover the requirements for transferability of the courses offered through Eastfield.  Students must meet required Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards as well as earn 25 percent of the college credits through the college awarding the degree.

This Child Development Infant/Toddler Certificate is a 28- to 33-credit-hour program taught over three semesters.  First semester courses include: Educating Young Children, Wellness of the Young Child, Child Guidance, Early Childhood Development: 0-3 Years, and a Child Development elective.  The second semester classes are: The Infant and Toddler; Child Abuse and Neglect; Families, School Community; and another Child Development elective.  The final semester culminates in an Internship as a Child Care Provider/Assistant.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    High school graduate, IBD, or GED

    School Overview

    Eastfield College is a medium, public, two-year community college located in Mesquite, Texas. Eastfield College is a part of the overall Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). Founded in 1970, Eastfield College wishes to provide excellent education and skill sets to advance students’ educational and career goals. Additionally, Eastfield College wishes to provide the surrounding community with the education and career options that are most needed.

    Eastfield College provides students with the opportunity to earn their associate degree as well as their post-secondary certificate. Eastfield has four schools including Arts & Communication, Career Technologies, STEM, and Social Sciences, as well as Continuing Education. 


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