Education and Child Development
CCAC's Education programs prepare students for entry-level positions working with children and youth in a variety of settings. Students learn about best practices in direct care, education and diversity and learn techniques for working with children who have special needs. Through classes, weekly field observations and practicums, students gain skills and knowledge regarding human development, health, infant and child care agencies, family relationships, laws and regulations governing the welfare of children and their families and available community resources.
Completion of these programs enables students to work in child care centers, family child care homes, schools, agencies serving students with special needs or as in-home child care professionals. The degree programs also prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Education-related fields.
The A.S. Early Education and Child Development program at Community College of Allegheny County is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from July 2, 2019 through July 2021.
Certified teachers: Need Act 48 credits? CCAC is a convenient and affordable option for Pennsylvania certified teachers to complete their Act 48 continuing professional education requirements. See Act 48 Academy.
Education & Child Development Programs at CCAC