Program Overview

Eastfield College offers an online Child Development Certificate designed to provide an in-depth study of school-age growth and development, programs and services.  The program imbues students with the ability to give an optimal learning environment for children in before and after school, recreational and summer programs.  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.

The School-Age Caregiver Certificate is a 25- to 31-credit-hour program taught over three semesters.  First semester courses include: Growth and Development: 6-14 Years; Child Guidance; Families, School and Community; Child Abuse and Neglect; and a Child Development elective course.  The second semester classes are: Wellness of the Young Child, The School Age Child, and two more Child Development electives.  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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