Early Childhood student with child

Early Care and Education of Children

Learn how to provide children with the tools to grow in a fun, energetic and safe environment

Every child deserves a fun, safe place to learn and grow. Our child care program offers you the chance to be that healthy, educational influence in a child's life. Students train with our comprehensive curriculum and receive real-world experience by working with young children in the on-campus Francis Tuttle Child Development Center. This provides graduates with both the learned skills and experience necessary to transition into the child development industry. It is more than just a career; it is a calling to guide the development of young minds into tomorrow's community leaders.


Employment Opportunities

Child Care Centers, Libraries, Children's Camps, Church Nurseries, Before/After School Care, Private Homes as a Nanny or Au Pair

Haley McDaniel

Haley McDaniel learned how to open up the world to young minds. And now a world of job opportunities has opened for her.

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About this Occupation

Working with children is a high-energy job in a constantly changing environment. Employees will be able to engage children in various activities that are both stimulating for the mind and, sometimes, physically demanding for the care giver.


Projected amount of jobs to be added in childcare industry over the next decade

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Andrea Wiley

Early Childcare Instructor

Andrea Wiley teaches Early Care and Education of Children at the Rockwell campus. She earned both a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science Education, and a Master of Education in Secondary School Counselor at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Andrea previously worked as a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher at Little Axe High School in Norman, Oklahoma, and as a teacher’s assistant at Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center in Ada, Oklahoma, and as a lead teacher at Smarty Pants Learning Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma.