Education

Education

Child Care and Development

Early childhood professionals play important roles for young children and their families. Courses in this program cover childhood behavior, relationships, diversity, curriculum, guidance, and health. You also can apply what you learned at ACC’s nationally accredited childcare center.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program

    Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs.

    Hourly Wage: $20.99

    Currently Employed: 357

    Projections:

    357 people are employed as Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program. This number is expected to increase by 9.24% over the next four years.

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  • Childcare Workers

    Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

    Hourly Wage: $9.98

    Currently Employed: 10977

    Projections:

    10977 people are employed as Childcare Workers. This number is expected to increase by 7.93% over the next four years.

    Austin Community College MSA Map

  • Nannies

    Care for children in private households and provide support and expertise to parents in satisfying children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. Duties may include meal planning and preparation, laundry and clothing care, organization of play activities and outings, discipline, intellectual stimulation, language activities, and transportation.

    Hourly Wage: $9.98

    Currently Employed: 10977

    Projections:

    10977 people are employed as Nannies. This number is expected to increase by 7.93% over the next four years.

    Austin Community College MSA Map

Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Child Care & Development

Certificate Level 1

  • Cda Preparation Level I Child Development Cert
  • Child Care & Development Level I Certificate

Which Award Path is Right for You?

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.