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Hudson Valley Community College To Offer Course at Griswold Heights This January

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Dec. 22, 2006

Hudson Valley Community College's Teacher Preparation Department will offer "Child Development," a three-credit course at the Troy Housing Authority's Griswold Heights Apartments during the spring semester. This is the first time the college has offered a course at the Troy Housing Authority complex.

A free information session for prospective students will be 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, in the Troy Housing Authority community center at Griswold Heights.

"Child Development" explores human development from conception through the school years. All aspects of a child's growth and development are discussed in a practical fashion. The needs of infants and children at each age and stage are related to their day-to-day care and educational programs.

This course equals three college-level credits and may be used toward professional development hours for teacher assistant and teacher certification requirements. It also is excellent for parents or soon-to-be parents, not just those who are pursuing a career in education. The course begins Jan. 24 and will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. through May 16. Registration is open to the public.

To register, call (518) 629-4560.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.