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Child Development

Child care is a calling for a select few with the enthusiasm, commitment, and compassion needed to provide children and families from all backgrounds with the very best guidance and support.

Enterprise State Community College’s child development degree and certificate programs give students the professional training they need to nurture and guide children on their path to adulthood and success. You can earn a two-year degree with an emphasis in child development or complete a short-term certificate program and be on your way to a successful career in child care. Our programs provide students with a thorough grounding in child development concepts and the financial and office skills needed in a child care center environment.

To enter the program, you’ll need to pay for and pass a criminal background check. An appropriate placement score in reading may also be a prerequisite of the program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, child care workers have good employment prospects. Employment for childcare workers is set to grow by 5 percent over the next five years. The median salary for child care workers is $9.77 per hour, but higher earning potential exists for child care center directors. The BLS reports that the median pay for pre-school and child care center directors is $21.96 per hour.

ESCC’s programs provide the training needed to enter the work force and succeed in child care. For child care professionals who want to stay in the Wiregrass but still pursue further education opportunities, the college has an articulation agreement with Athens State University’s College of Education and the University of Alabama’s College of Environmental Sciences that allow students to transfer course credits and complete their four-year degree via distance learning opportunities.

Click the link below to view the Child Development Gainful Employment Disclosure:

Enterprise State Community College

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Enterprise State Community College offers excellent academic, technical, and workforce training programs in order to prepare students for jobs that are in demand! Our faculty and staff are committed to the educational success of all ESCC students!