Child Development/Early Childhood Education

Do you enjoy being around children? Would you like to make a meaningful impact on their lives? A career in Child Development/Early Childhood Education could be just right for you. It’s a career opportunity with jobs in a wide variety of settings!

Child Development At-A-Glance

 

What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Child Development jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence

Courses are useful for anyone dealing with young children, including:

  • Teachers and teaching assistants
  • Childcare providers
  • Parents

The program is tailored for busy people and working professionals with:

  • Class times that include days, evenings and weekends
  • Distance Learning via Internet and television classes
  • Off-campus classes
  • Individual attention in small classes

Why Is This a Good Career Bet? 

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase through 2024 in Texas of 21% for childcare workers, 23% for preschool teachers and 24% for teacher assistants.  

See more about careers in Child Development/Early Childhood Education. 

Certificates and Degrees in Child Development/Early Childhood Education

Brookhaven and Eastfield colleges

Among the colleges of DCCCD, the Child Development/Early Childhood Education program is offered at Brookhaven and Eastfield Colleges. See all certificates and degrees in Child Development/Early Childhood Education.

The colleges of DCCCD also offer several Teacher Education (Associate of Arts in Teaching) degrees that can be transferred to a four-year university's College of Education. See Education Courses and Teaching Degrees.

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.