Child Development

Child Development

Type of Education

Formal Education

Qualification Awarded

Child Development , Associate's Degree

Program Description

The Child Development is a discipline that works to understand the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of children from early childhood. People working in this field help take necessary measures for a child's learning, growth, and change throughout their life. Child development encompasses every stage of a child's development. The Child Development department is an academic field focused on studying the developmental and behavioral structures of children. This field is based on the study of children's environmental interactions, learning and behavior, developmental processes, and childhood issues. Professionals in this field are tasked with providing the necessary support for children to grow and develop in a healthy manner.

Who should choose this program?

  • Individuals interested in developmental stages and open to learning
  • Those who are cooperative
  • People who enjoy spending time with children
  • Individuals who seek to understand the concerns of parents and communicate effectively with them
  • Those with social skills
  • Individuals who are patient and willing to work with children with different characteristics can choose this department.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates of the Child Development Program may continue their education in the following undergraduate programs with the Vertical Transfer Examination (DGS).

  • Preschool Education
  • Child Development
  • Special Education
  • Social Work

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to complete 120 ECTS credits and achieve a minimum grade of 60 out of 100 in order to graduate.

Job Opportunities

Child development graduates generally prefer to work in child care and education. They work as educational assistants in public or private preschool education institutions. Additionally, they can work in healthcare facilities, child care centers, institutions for children with special needs, institutions affiliated with social services, child clinics, and child clubs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is based on the entrance exam conducted by ÖSYM (Student Selection and Placement Center) score, depending on the quota, and ranking.

Profile of the Program

The education period for the Associate's Degree Programme in Child Development is 2 years. The language of instruction is Turkish.

Academic Staff

  • Lecturer Rümeysa DAŞ (Department Chair)
  • Lecturer Kaan BÜYÜKCERAN (Program Coordinator)