Childhood development specialists can make differences in the lives of children at a very young age. There are many specializations available; you may chose to work with children of a certain age or developmental level, or children with specific situations or special needs. Courses and degree programs are available at different levels (from associate degree to PhD) depending on your interest and specific career goals.
Child Development Career Training
Community colleges and vocational schools offer associate degrees, which can provide the certification needed to work as a teacher's assistant or aide. Most colleges offer bachelor's degree programs in education, which can qualify you to teach. Master's degrees are available for more advanced training and career advancement. Typical coursework in child development programs includes child psychology, educational assessment, working with disabilities, curriculum and instruction, and more.