Bossier Parish Community College is approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Care and Development of Young Children (CDYC) (formerly titled Early Childhood or Child Development) with the emphasis in the development of infants, toddlers and young children.
Bossier Parish Community College and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences recognize the need for quality child care in the community. The Care and Development of Young Children (CDYC) Program at Bossier Parish Community College is designed to meet the educational standards set by the State and federal governments for early childhood programs and satisfies the highest level of requirements in the Louisiana Quality Rating System (QRS) for providers of child care.
The mission is to provide quality, research-based course work, specifically designed for roles in homes, residential, or institution-based child care services and Head Start programs. Candidates will develop practical, hands-on techniques and methods to apply to teaching practices with young children
To participate in center-based early childhood programs, CDYC students must:
The graduating student will receive 60 hours of college credit for the required courses, including 36 college credits in CDYC courses. The CDYC program is designed for transfer into four-year programs within departments of Family and Consumer Sciences and/or Human Ecology.
Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in CDYC will have demonstrated:
|ENGL 101||Composition and Rhetoric I||3|
|MATH 101:||Applied Algebra for College Students||3|
|or MATH 102:||College Algebra|
|CDYC 101||Foundations of Early Childhood Development||3|
|CDYC 211||Child Guidance||3|
|CDYC 103||The Learning Environment (Health, Safety, and Nutrition)||3|
|SPCH 110||Principles of Speech||3|
|PSYC 205||Child Psychology||3|
|or SLGY 207||Race, Class, and Ethnicity|
|CIS 105||Computer Concepts||3|
|CDYC 141||Creative Expression in Early Childhood Development||3|
|CDYC 165||Language and Literacy in Early Childhood||3|
|Natural Science Elective||3|
|CDYC 240*||Observation and Participation||3|
|CDYC 273||Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Materials in Early Childhood||3|
|HLPE 221||First Aid||3|
|CDYC 298*||Practicum in Early Childhood Development||6|
|Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.|
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Additionally, students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course required in the curriculum to earn the Associate of Applied Science in Care and Development of Young Children.
* In order to interact with children in area childcare centers, Louisiana law stipulates that students complete a FBI criminal background check.
* For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.