Upon completion of the Child Development program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Use understanding of how children and youth acquire language and develop physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially to promote development and learning.
  • Establish an environment that provided learning experiences to meet each child and youth’s needs, capabilities, and interests.
  • Use knowledge of content areas to design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote the development of children and youth.
  • Observe, document, and assess children and youth’s capabilities and knowledge in order to provide programs, curriculum, instruction, and support that address their development and learning needs.
  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with children and youth and guide them as individuals and part of a group.
  • Work collaboratively with families and agencies/organization to meet the needs of children and youth.
  • Establish and maintain an environment that ensures the health, safety, and nourishment of children and youth.
  • Establish, implement, evaluate, and enhance programs for children and youth.
  • Serve children, youth, and families through professional and ethical conduct, informed decision-making, organizing and advocacy in the community.


Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
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Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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