Advanced Child Development

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Advanced Child Development

Course Description:
This class will prepare you to enter the Child Development Certificate program at Saint Paul College or a Child Development Associate program through the YMCA.

  • You will learn about the different early childhood settings: schools, family, and centers
  • You will learn about child development, guidance, nutrition, health and safety
  • You will be introduced to the Accuplacer college entrance exam and to college preparation skills
  • You will gain computer skills for online learning
  • You will complete a work experience in a child care setting 


  • 12 week commitment
  • TABE 11/12 M Reading test score of 442+
  • CASAS Reading test 226+
  • Be able to pass a background check to work with children
  • Able to walk/stand for long periods of time
  • Able to lift 30 lbs
  • Volunteer 3 hours/week in a child care classroom

 Next Steps and Additional career information:

Upon successful completion of this course students will have the option to apply and enroll at Saint Paul College, child development certificate program. Students could also enroll in our Colllege Readiness Academy to strengthen their Reading and Writing skills before enrolling at the college. 

Requirements to move on to the college:

  • Pass a background check to work with children
  • Accuplacer Reading score of a 60+
  • Accuplacer Math score of 31+
  • Able to committ to a year long certificate program

College links:

Saint Paul College

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For more information download the flyer below: 

Child Development Advanced



Hubbs Center Saint Paul Public Schools 1030 University Ave West
Saint Paul, MN 55104
P: 16512904822 W:


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