Division of Family and Consumer Sciences

Child Development

Program Overview

  • Knowledge of child growth and development
  • Hands-on experience with preschoolers
  • Roles and factors of parenting
  • On-site NAEYC accredited Child Development Center
  • Internship to provide a concentrated experience
  • Knowledge to effectively compete in today’s job market

Courses & Internship

Coursework, assignments, observation, and internship experience provide child development majors concentrated industry experience.

Career Opportunities

  • Preschool Teacher/Administrator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Care Teacher/Administrator
  • Family Life Specialist
  • Parent Educator
  • Children’s Nanny
  • Child Care Insurance Agent
  • Child Welfare Caseworker
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Parent Education Program Designer
  • Curriculum Materials Developer
  • Toy Company Representative
  • Home Training Consultant
  • Recreational Program Worker
  • Consultant to Businesses Dealing with Children
  • Specialist in Children’s Programs (divorce, death, illness)

Contacts


Sally Zengaro – Interim Chair
szengaro@deltastate.edu
662-846-4315

Thomas Taylor – Associate Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences
ttaylor@deltastate.edu
662-846-4319

Laura Abraham – Director of Preschool Programs
labraham@deltastate.edu
Part-time Instructor in Family & Consumer Sciences
662-846-4320