Child Development/Early Childhood

Child Development/ Early Childhood is a terrific major. Many state and national initiatives are focusing on quality instruction for young children. Amarillo College is proud to serve as Lead Agency for The Texas School Ready! grant.  Through this grant, more young children will be able to develop necessary skills needed for school success. 

To learn more about the grant and see photos from actual classrooms go to .

Agencies across the Panhandle are partnering with Amarillo College to ensure that services are being effectively delivered to pre-kindergarten students to be school ready. Students in this major will observe in state and nationally recognized pre-school classrooms located in the AC Child Development Lab School on West Campus.



Explore the available certificates and degree plans at Child Development/Early Childhood



In addition, the Lab School is able to support students interested in working with infants and toddlers or parent education. The Associate Degree can be transferred to other universities in several degree paths. The student will also find that an Associate Degree opens doors to local job opportunities. Some course work will allow students to work directly with the children in the Lab School where they will gain valuable experience.









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