Students who enroll in ENMU - Roswell's Child Development Program may pursue a one-year certificate, a two-year Associate of Science degree or a two-year Associate of Arts degree. The program seeks to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to foster the growth and Development of young children, ages birth through eight years. Course work and practicum experiences focus on understanding and stimulating all areas of the child's Development, including cognitive, physical, social-emotional and self-help. Students learn about young children with typical abilities as well as children with special needs. Practicum and other learning experiences are carried-out in the Child Development Center, the on site laboratory for the program.
Admission requirements for the Child Development Program are the same as for all other divisions of the University. Child Development majors must make a grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete a child Development course. Results of the rubella test (or proof of vaccination) and tuberculosis testing must be on file before students will be permitted to work with children in the Child Development Center.
The Associate of Science degree in Child Development is a career degree designed to prepare graduates with knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes to work with young children in a variety of child Development settings, including nursery schools, preschools, Head Start Centers, child care centers, and early intervention programs.
The Associate of Arts Degree in Child Development is a transfer degree intended for those students who will pursue a four - year bachelor's degree in early childhood education. The bachelor's degree will prepare students to work not only in the child Development settings listed above but also as K - 3rd grade teachers in the public school system.