NCTC launches child development program

Elizabeth F. Abu | Apr 27, 2020

This fall, North Central Texas College will offer, for the first time, a Child Development program. The program aims to provide education and training for students who want to work with infants and preschool children. 

“Through the program, students will have the opportunity to learn the requirements and responsibilities to properly care for children from birth to 8 years of age,” said program coordinator Danelle Wolf. 

Students will also have the opportunity to meet the requirements needed to test for the Child Development Associate (CDA) national credential, which is highly encouraged in the industry, according to Wolf.

NCTC’s Child Development program offers both a Level 1 Certificate and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree options.  The Level I Certificate can be completed in as little as one year, and the Associate of Applied Science can be completed in 2 years.  

The Child Development program will prepare you for a career in daycare centers, preschools, or as a home care provider. After completing the AAS degree, students have the opportunity to transfer to a four-year university to complete their Bachelor’s Degree or enter the workforce. 

For information on this new program, students are encouraged to contact NCTC’s Teacher Education Department at futureteacher@nctc.edu.