Child Care Provider/Assistant

Shannon Stoker, Department Chair, Education
Speaker Jim Wright Library (LIBR) Streib Office
817-598-6372 •

Child development/early childhood programs exist for people who wish to work with young children. Public and private schools, federal agencies, medical facilities, child care facilities, industry, and community agencies need trained professionals who understand how to support the growth, development, and learning of young children. Emphasis in this course of study includes professionalism; human growth and development; learning theories; guidance and group management; developmentally appropriate curriculum; family and community relations; safety; health; and nutrition.

The Child Development/Early Childhood Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment and be successful as child care workers and pre-school teachers. The Weatherford College Early Childhood Program offers two options for gaining credentials: the Child Care Provider/Assistant Certificate (for those seeking credentials to work in a child care center) and the AA in Child Development degree (for those planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Family Studies, or Family & Consumer Sciences).


Proof of general good health from a physician, proof of education level, T.B. screening, and clear criminal history background search.

Degrees and Certificates