For Immediate Release
DALLAS - Brookhaven College recently received $318,335 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to help enhance the qualifications and skills of child care providers throughout Dallas County.
Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas has given three Dallas County community colleges $987,302, an amount that will go toward a collaborative project between Brookhaven College and two other Dallas County Community College District schools – $587,738 to Eastfield College and $81,229 to Cedar Valley College. Workforce Solutions is a local organization mandated to implement a system of services that complement economic development as a resource for employers to access the quality employees they need, and training individuals to be successfully employed.
The main focus of the project is to provide college credit courses and continuing education classes leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Child Development, certifications, such as Child Development Associate Credential, college skills achievement awards and certificates, as well as continuing education units. Course work will address the topic areas identified to meet the staff qualification requirements outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and National Accreditation Commission For Early Care and Education Programs with specific topics identified in the Workforce Solutions Quality Child Care Initiatives Request for Proposal.
Brookhaven College, under the guidance of Jane Rowe, Ph.D., professor of child development, will provide both college credit and continuing education courses, as will Eastfield College. Cedar Valley will offer only continuing education courses.
Courses will be delivered in a variety of locations on and off campus as well as through various methods, including online instruction, Webinars and hybrid classes. An internship, or CO-OP course, is included as part of each specialized series of credit courses, which allows the instructor to provide on-site technical assistance and coaching for each student.
Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. For more information, visit www.BrookhavenCollege.edu.
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