Early Care & Education

Program Overview

Mold the minds of young children as you teach them to lead healthy and happy lives. Gain hands-on experience with children ages six weeks to five years in the 5-star, NAEYC Accredited Early Learning Lab. Help shape the foundation of our future with educational, emotional, and physical development. Nurture close relationships with the children, their families, and communities. Upon completion of the program, students will have the necessary training and experience to obtain their Child Development Associate credential.

“The hands-on experience of working with the children is so helpful when deciding on my future career.” – Marissa T., 2019

Program Courses

Intro to Early Care
Safety Early Care
Child Development I & II
Health Safety
Entrepreneurship and Employability Skills
Teaching and Learning
Developing Curriculum I-III
Interactions with Children


Child Development Associate Credential
Safe Sleep
CPR & First Aid

CareerTech Competency Certificates

Entry Level Childcare Training (ELCCT) State Competency Test
Master Teacher – State Competency Test

High School Credit

8 Elective Credits for Full Program

Career Opportunities

Early Childhood Teacher
Early Childhood Director
Paraprofessional in Public School
Family Childcare Home Owner

Career Data

Our Placement Rate 100%
Median Hourly Earnings* -
Entry Level Education High school diploma

*Information provided by the 2018-2019 Critical Occupations Data.

Student Organizations


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school, and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service (including health) occupations. To learn more, visit SkillsUSA.org.

College Credit

Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are both committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their respective constituencies. To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or OKWU.edu.

Have Questions?

Reach out to Braden.

He’s our High School Student Success Advisor. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Braden works with the counselors at our partner schools to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

Braden is available to answer any program and application questions you may have! Ask your counselor about Tri County Tech programs today.

Braden Schovanec
High School Student Success Advisor

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