Child Development & Early Childhood

Child Development & Early Childhood

The Child Development and Early Childhood program offers students an in-depth study of children. The curriculum is designed to develop basic skills, attitudes, and competencies necessary for working effectively with children. Students learn by observing and participating in hands-on lab assignments that are required for all courses.

What does it take to be a childcare teacher?

*patience   *respectful   *responsible
*fun loving   *reliable   *nurturing *positive attitude
*good communication skills
*knowledgeable about child development

Midland College’s Child Development and Early Childhood program can help you develop these last two skills!

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Program Details

PBWDB Scholarship

The purpose of the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board (PBWDB) Child Care Scholarship is to improve the quality of child care offered in child care facilities serving the Permian Basin. Trained/skilled caregivers can have the greatest impact on the care provided to our children. Quality child care has a long term impact on the lives of children and positively impacts society. The scholarship is available to caregivers who are employed part-time or full-time in a facility
participating in the Child Care Management Services (CCMS) program.


Applicants must provide documentation proof for the following criteria:

  • employed part time or full time by a child care facility participating in the Child Care Management Services (CCMS) program as verified by the PBWDB or the PBWDB's child care contract
  • must be employed at a CCMS child care center at the time the semester starts and remain employed throughout the semester
  • earn less than $15.00 per hour
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Texas resident
  • U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the United States and meet Midland College enrollment requirements

Scholarship awards cover tuition, fees, and books for a limit of two (2) Child Care and Development courses per semester and limited to $950.00 per student. This scholarship is non-liquidable.

New students must seek advisement through the Social and Behavioral Sciences/Child Development department. Contact Denise McKown (432) 685-6809 or Lori Smith (432) 685-6806, for student advising.

Deadlines for application: August 4th for Fall 2017 and December 8th for Spring 2018

Child Care Scholarship Application (pdf)

MC General Scholarships

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

Texas School Ready (TSR) is a comprehensive preschool teacher training program combining a research-based, state-adopted curriculum with ongoing professional development and progress monitoring tools. The goal of this program is to help children be better prepared for school.

TSR Offers:

Early education services for Head Start and licensed child care centers. These services include:

  • Teacher Mentoring

  • State Adopted Curriculum and Manipulative Kits

  • Professional Development including CIRCLE 2 Day Training and 20 eCIRCLE classes on the following topics:

Classroom Management
Phonological Awareness
Written Expression
Building Vocabulary
Social and Emotional Learning
Letter Knowledge
Understanding Special Needs
Setting the Stage for Children’s Talk
Pre-K Response to Intervention

  • Progress Monitoring 3 times per year

  • Teacher Stipend

Higher Reimbursement Rate from CCMS

We are proud to have Midland College as our TSR Lead Agent!


Contact Cheryl Peckham at (432) 230-5822 or

MC/Texas School Ready Information Sheet (pdf)

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  • Childcare/Daycare Owner/Director
  • Paraprofessional
  • Daycare Provider

Child Development and Early Childood at MC

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