Child Care and Development

Help young people grow into capable and resilient adults by becoming an early childhood educator. Austin Community College’s Child Care and Development Program focuses on important topics like inclusivity, classroom management, childhood behavior, and more. Multiple award plans and stackable credits allow you to build your resume by working in ACC’s nationally accredited child care center.

The program honors each individual and the growing diversity of children, families and the community. You will learn through dedicated work to respect the inherent value of each person’s unique perspective, culture, developmental stage, and experiences to develop mutual respect among all groups and create a sense of belonging.

Pride Points

NAEYC accredited center

Program scholarships 

High-demand career

Career & Salary Information

With a high number of parents in the workforce, Child Care and Development graduates find jobs in a growing field –– from directors, curriculum coordinators, home visitors, and owners of child care centers. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider. 

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • 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: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

    # people are employed as Childcare Workers. This number is expected to # over the next four years.


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  • 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: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

    # people are employed as Nannies. This number is expected to # over the next four years.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Child Development

Certificate Level 1

CDA Preparation Level 1
Child Development Level 1

Occupational Skills Award

Comprehensive CDA Training Program