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Classes begin January 17th.  Interim classes begin on January 8th.

Child Development

About Our Program:

The mission of the Child Development Program is to provide students the knowledge and skills necessary to continue their education at a university in the field of Child Development or Early Childhood. The program accomplishes the mission by preparing students to teach in diverse and inclusive environments, build relationships with children, family and community, and design, implement and evaluate curriculum. In addition, the program equips students with an understanding of health, safety, and nutritional requirements and promotes positive learning outcomes for each child.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will integrate cultural diversity in an inclusive learning environment.

        A. Apply appropriate cultural community resources

        B. Engage parental participation based upon family demographics.

Upon completion of the program, the student will determine the developmental level of each child.

        A. Apply individual family service plan based on external forces.

        B. Apply the developmental characteristic profile to child’s development.

Upon completion of the program, the student will create an age appropriate curriculum.

        A. Relate theoretical perspectives to child development

        B. Build age appropriate learning content

        C. Organize appropriate physical setting

My Career Paths

Graduates of our program can pursue careers in Early Head Start and Head Start teacher assistant, preschool teacher assistant, parent educator, family support professional, child care facility administrator,
and state agency employee.

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Licensure Information

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Child Develpoment

If you have any questions about the CASC Child Development, please contact our office.

Child Development Staff

Transfer Opportunities

Carl Albert State College has a transfer agreement with Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the AA degree in Child Development to Bachelor of Science in Early Intervention and Childhood Development.

Online Programs

Scholars for Excellence in Child Care

The Scholars for Excellence in Child Care is a statewide scholarship program that provides support services, tuition and book assistance for child care providers.The program promotes scholar success by empowering scholars to take responsibility for achieving their academic and professional goals.


With the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care program, you can:

Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for the Scholars program, child care providers must:

Are you interested in learning more about the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program?

Verna, our Scholar Coordinator can:

  • Provide support services and technical assistance.
  • Help scholars navigate through the entire process, from the application for the scholarship, admissions and financial aid to credential completion.
  • Provide academic and career advisement to ensure scholars’ success.
  • Provide guidance in exploring scholars’ credential options to ensure compatibility with educational and professional goals.

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