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Early Childhood Program


Early Childhood/Child Development Program

Providing Quality Education for Quality Child Care...

The conceptual framework for Western's Early Childhood/Child Development program continues to drive and support the program's mission and goals and to adhere to NAEYC standards. The conceptual framework is a result of collaborative input from students, faculty, administratiors, and community stakeholders. The conceptual framework continues to use the STAR as a symbol of the Early Childhood/Child Development program's core values. As the program has grown, matured, and standards have evolved into six, the STAR has transformed to meet the evolution. Each point on the STAR symbolizes each of the standards, but the driving force is always each and every child. What students need to know and be able to do in the workforce to support the needs of each and every child are achieved through transformational course work and implementation with the children in the field.




Shanna McBride
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Child Development Coordinator/Instructor
(580) 477-7880



The Associate in Science in Early Childhood and the Associate in Applied Science in Child Development degrees at Western Oklahoma State College are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The accreditation term runs from May 2018 through March 2023.

 NAEYC Accreditation

  Program Outcome Measurement Data:   

Outcome Measure




Measurement #1: Program Completers




Measurement #2: Program Completion Rates




Measurement #3: Post Graduation Data




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