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Child Development

Make your work all play in child development

Why study child development at LMC? 

Hands-on learning. A hands-on learning space isn’t just great for kids – it’s great for you, too. You’ll experience a wide variety of learning environments, teaching styles and age ranges in the Child Development program at LMC. 

Standards-based Learning. LMC’s Child Development program is based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs. You’ll learn what you need to know and apply your skills with confidence. 

Peace of Mind. A Child Development certificate or degree shows parents that you have the knowledge to provide all aspects of developing young children. If you want to start or continue your career right away, the Child Development certificate is a great option.  

Never stop learning. Once you earn your certificate, continue learning by earning an associate degree in Child Development. The associate degree will prepare you to work in a range of settings including preschool teacher or director, parent educator, childcare provider, infant and toddler specialist, and more.  

Child Development Programs

Fast-track your career with a certificate in child development!

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Help young ones develop healthy minds and bodies as a professional in the child development field.

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Tuition and Fees

No other Michigan area college has lower tuition than Lake Michigan College. Whether you earn your degree or transfer to a four-year school, you'll save money on your education.


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Living on Campus

Imagine having a place you can call home that offers a quiet place to study, where friendly faces are found down every hallway and you’re just steps away from classes and campus life. You’ll find your place at Beckwith Hall, located at LMC’s Benton Harbor campus.


More than Academics

Get the real college experience at Lake Michigan College. From student clubs to disability services, intercollegiate athletics to world-class performing arts productions, you'll find a chance to get involved when you become a Red Hawk.

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