Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Child and Family Studies Option

Child & Family Brochure

Emily Holmes“Through my practicum experience at the CSC Child Development Center, I learned a lot more about the development of children by taking the classes and experiencing the laboratory. I really liked the fact that I was given so many opportunities to be with children in each of the classes I took because I feel that it helped me learn and prepare for the teaching profession.”
Emily Holmes

Child DevelopmentCareer Opportunities:

  • Child Life Specialist
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Family Advocate
  • Child Care and Education
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Life Specialist
  • Extension Educator
  • Family Service Worker
  • Child & Youth Coordinator
  • Child & Family Services Consultant
  • Consultant Services
  • Program Director
  • Child Care and Education Specialist

Child DevelopmentEmployment Opportunities

  • Public and Private School
  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start
  • Before & After School Programs
  • Consultant/Trainer
    • Private Enterprise
    • Health Professions
    • Health & Human Services
  • Preschool
  • Children's Toy/Equipment Designer
  • Family Child Care
  • Center Based Care
  • Boys' & Girls' Club
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Educational Service Units
  • Interpreter
  • Children's Storyteller
  • Nanny/In-home Services
  • Cooperate Child Care
  • Marketing Early Childhood

FCS StudentsIndividuals who enjoy and value:

  • Working with children
  • Education and teaching life skills
  • Organizing daily routines
  • Designing environments
  • Working with diverse cultures
  • Demonstrating activities
  • Planning activities for children
  • Working with the community
  • Working with families
  • Program planning
  • Preparing activities for children
  • Working with the public
  • Building relationships
  • Guiding learning experiences
  • Implementing daily events
  • Communicating with others

Kids creating Art

…and making a difference in the world you live in…
Child Development is the option for you!

Internship opportunities are available for 1 to 12 hours of college credit in early childhood settings including the CSC Child Development Center Laboratory.

Krista Miller “The practical experience in the CSC Child Development Center helped me by making all of my educational experiences come to life. Working directly with the children as I developed and implemented curriculum was an invaluable experience preparing me for teaching.”
Krista Miller

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