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PAVE

Child Care

Child Care Assistant
Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: The Child Care Assistant Career Studies Certificate is designed to provide basic vocational, academic, and social skills development for students seeking a career related to the care of young children. 

Occupational Objectives: Students may seek employment as child care aides or assistants in day care centers, nursery schools, and Head Start programs, or as instructional aides in the public schools. 

Admission Requirements: General college curricular admission 

Clarification of Admission Requirements:  Students must have completed a high school program with a recognized diploma/GED or have passed the college’s Ability to Benefit (ATB) test. 

Program Notes: All students applying to the Child Care Assistant program will take the college placement tests.  Students entering the program must possess the social skills necessary to function as independent persons among their peers in the college environment.  Social skills are defined as the ability to follow directions and exhibit appropriate communication skills and behavior that adhere to the college code of conduct.  Credits earned in this program are non-transferable.

 Curriculum

Course

Title

LEC.

HRS.

LAB.

HRS.

CRS.

CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

SDV 80

Integrated Basic Academic/Life Skills (Health Care Assistant/Child Care Assistant)

5

0

5

SOC 85

Social Skills Development

3

0

3

CHD 80

Beginning Skills in Early Childhood Education

2

3

3

CHD 87

Awareness of Child Development: Problems/Policies

2

3

3

CHD 85

Creative Activities for Children

2

3

3

AST 80

Keyboarding I

2

0

2

HLT 95

First Aid and CPR

3

0

3

CHD 90

Coordinated Internship in Childhood Development

0

25

5

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Child Care Assistant

20

34

28

 Effective Fall 2011; non-substantive revisions July 25, 2016

General Information

Reynolds Community College

PAVE-DTC Room 444

P.O. Box 85622

Richmond, VA 23285-5622

Greta Tucker 
PAVE Program Coordinator 
804-523-5572 
Gtucker@reynolds.edu

Georgette Harris 
PAVE Internship Specialist 
804-523-5576
Gharris@reynolds.edu

Cheyenne Brumfield 
PAVE Office Support Specialist 
804-523-5572
CBrumfield@reynolds.edu

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.