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Child Care Provider / Assistant Certificate

Weatherford College offers the Child Care Provider/Assistant Certificate. This certificate prepares individuals to work in a child care center, own a child care center, manage a child care center in a corporate environment, teach in a preschool setting, direct an afterschool program, etc. This certificate can be completed in two semesters. Students may enter the program at the beginning
of the fall semester or the beginning of the spring semester.

Course # Course Name
First Semester
TECA 1354 Child Growth & Development
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs
CDEC 1195 Issues of Abuse & Neglect
Course # Course Name
Second Semester *
TECA 1303  Family, School, & Community (Diversity)
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs
CDEC 2486 Internship

*Students may contact Ms. Sandra Hartnitt (shartnitt@wc.edu) if they wish
to enroll in one of the following courses. These courses will be available by
special request.

  • CDEC 2326  Administration of Programs for Children I
  • CDEC 2328  Administration of Programs for Children II