Care and Development of Young Children (CDYC)

Why study CDYC at Delgado?

Delgado Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Care and Development of Young Children (CDYC) is designed to prepare students for the workforce and occupations in careers working with young children. The program has a strong community connection and is a liaison with several childcare directors in the field. Our program:

  • Forged partnerships with local public and private school systems at the parish and state level.
  • Works closely with head starts at the federal level to ensure that their employees they have a quality education that fits their needs while fulfilling new state guidelines (CLASS training through CDA classes and integration of subject matter with our CDYC courses)
  • BESE approved Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program
  • Was officially changed from Early Childhood Education (ECED) to our current program name Care and Development of Young Children (CDYC) and has been accredited since 2006-07 Academic Year.
  • Program has articulation agreements with SUNO and Holy Cross

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Associate of Applied Science in Care and Development of Young Children (CDYC)

The Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) in CDYC provides a learning-centered environment in which to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to attain their educational and career goals in the area of working developmentally appropriately with young children and families.

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Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program

Program is a BESE-Approved Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Program that combines online courses with in-class mentoring-coaching for each participant in three concurrent semesters.

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Joey Georgusis Center for Children

The Joey Georgusis Center for Children provides an on-campus center for hands-on training and experience for the students enrolled in the Care and Development of Young Children program.  For more information, please visit the Joey Georgusis Center for Children page


Continuing Education

The TCAs associated with this program are Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation and Renewal.

Teachers in possession of Louisiana teacher certification and who seek “add-on” certification in Early Childhood (Pre-Kindergarten to Third Grade) should contact the State Department of Education to determine specific CDYC courses to complete at Delgado.