Build Your Story in Child Development

Developed for those special students that find joy in the excitement of early childhood, the WACTC Child Development program develops the skills required to care for those unable to care for themselves. The challenging curriculum prepares for post-graduate internships, entry-level employment and higher education opportunities in the fields of education and facility administration.

Qualified graduates will receive three credits from the Community College of Rhode Island.


The curriculum was developed from National Association for the Education of Young Children standards.

Year One

Learning of the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of young children comes first. Pre-school operations precedes the hands-on experiences of the on-site pre-school.

Year Two

During the second year, the characteristics of school age children and special education regulations are studied. Management skills for preschool operations are integrated into the hands-on on-site pre-school.

Year Three

Students are placed in internships related to their primary career interests – an aspect of child care.