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    The Human Services program of study focuses on preparing individuals for employment in careers that improve the quality of human lives.  This program focuses on preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as family and community services and early childhood development and services.  Students receive certification in Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED and have the opportunity to observe and then intern in the Lamar High School Childcare Center.



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    Child Development

    Principles of Human Services

    Child Development

    Family & Community Services

    Child Guidance

    Child Development Associate

    Public Service


    Industry Certifications

    Child Development Associate

    The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is the most widely recognized credential in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE.  The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is based on a core set of six competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children.

    The six competency standards include:

    • establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment;
    • advancing physical and intellectual competence;
    • supporting social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance;
    • establishing positive and productive relationships with families;
    • ensuring a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs and
    • maintaining a commitment to professionalism.

    CDA's have knowledge of how to put the CDA Competency Standards into practice and understanding of why those standards help children move with success from one developmental stage to another. Put simply, CDA's know how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children.

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Last Modified on June 24, 2021