Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development Department

The mission of the Early Childhood Development program is to prepare graduates to enter into the field of early care and education at several levels and/or continue their education in a four year degree program.  Graduates from the program will be prepared to manage their own in-home child care facility, become a director of an early childhood center, be a teacher in an early childhood classroom, be an assistant in the public school classroom, or continue their education in a four-year program.  Several electives provide the students with opportunities to specialize in various areas of early care and education.

This program works with our Early Childhood Education Center providing students an Early Childhood Development (ECD) program that includes specialization in various areas of early care  and education.

In accordance to Federal Regulations, each institution is required to provide pertinent information regarding Gainful Employment programs.  The data includes general program information, cost, student debt, student completion (graduation) and job placement.  You may review this Gainful Employment Information for your selected program of study. 

Questions that cannot be answered via the provided links should be emailed to swickarf@otc.edu or contact Faith Swickard, Early Childhood Instructor at 417-447-7694.