Program Overview

The Early Care and Education program prepares you for a rewarding career shaping the lives of young children. The ECE program is located in the three-star, Dual Accredited (NAEYC and NAC) Child Development Center. You will gain hands on classroom experience with children ages six weeks to five years. Early childhood professionals are concerned with the educational, emotional, and physical development of young children and work closely to build relationships with the children, their families, and communities. After completing the ECE program, students will be prepared to apply for the National Child Development Associate Credential. Students will also have the opportunity to be on the Oklahoma Registry, have their ELCCT Certificate, Master Teacher Certificate, and fingerprint background check, which are all required by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to be employed in the field of child care. A few of the sixteen courses of the program include Child Development, Developing Curriculum, Health and Safety for Children, and Nutrition for Children.

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant Teacher
  • Lead Teacher
  • Director

Certifications

  • Entry Level Child Care Training
  • Work Keys
  • Master Teacher

Student Organization

SkillsUSA

Helpful Attributes & Abilities

  • Suggested grade levels before entering program: Math and Reading – 8.0
  • Positive Attitude
  • Dependability
  • Teamwork
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Program Length

Early Care & Education HS – 960 hours

Schedule

Monday through Friday classes. Full or Half day scheduling available.

Who Can Enroll

High school juniors or seniors

How To Enroll

High school students contact Cheyenne Stevens, Marketing Specialist, at 918.331.3320 or cheyenne.stevens@tricountytech.edu.
Adult students contact Lauren Walls, Enrollment Specialist, at 918.331.3291 or lauren.walls@tricountytech.edu.

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