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Student Records :: Credit for Prior Learning

Early Childhood Development Program Exemption

Students enrolled in the Early Childhood Development curriculum at Virginia Western may earn Credit for Prior Learning for:

CHD 265:  Students will receive advanced standing credit for CHD 265 if they have completed CHD 120 or 121 and CHD 165 with a minimum "C" average, and one of the following:

  • Worked in the Early Head Start or Head Start classroom for at least 3-5 years.  EHS and HS staff may also be eligible for special consideration in CHD 165 course requirements**;
  • Worked in the field for at least 10 years**;
  • Hold a current CDA.

**Requires successful student observation from CHD faculty

NOTE: Students are never exempt from CHD 120 or 121, or CHD 165.

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