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Since children never came with manuals, we’ve had to formulate some innovative ways to help families and child care professionals maintain their sanity. In lieu of manuals, we’ve got the Child Care major, a comprehensive two- or four-year program that will take you through almost every stage of a child’s development, from first baby steps to the first time they roll the car out of the garage at 3 a.m.

With more and more families in which both parents work, the need for well trained child care professionals is on the rise. If you want a career in the child care industry, you’re going to have to know your stuff, which means taking courses that cover child educational development, child abuse, and art for children.


  • Administration of Child Development Program

  • Art for Child Development

  • Child Growth and Development

  • Child, Family, and Community

  • Infant and Toddler Development

  • Introduction to Programs and Curriculum for Young Children

  • Language and Literature

  • Science and Mathematics for Child Development

  • Working with Children with Special Needs


Humanities courses that emphasize clear communication skills, like English and speech, should be in your preparatory curriculum. You should also take psychology if your school offers it.