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Scholars for Excellence in Child Care

Logo: Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Care ServicesWhat Is the Scholars Program?
The Scholars program awards scholarships to eligible child care professionals to complete coursework in the area of child development or early childhood education, as well as the Child Development Associate (CDA) and Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) Credential Assessment. These scholarships enable child care providers in Oklahoma to improve their skills through education, receive an educational stipend and continue the availability of quality child care in local communities.

Mission Statement
The Scholars for Excellence in Child Care program ensures that eligible child care professionals in the state of Oklahoma have an opportunity to attend a technology center or community college to further their education while earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Certificate of Mastery, Director’s Certificate of Completion, and/or an associate degree in child development.

Scholar Education Options in Child Development

Associate Degree (A.A./A.S./A.A.S.). Director's Certificate of Mastery (DCoM). Certificate of Completion (DCoC or SCoC). Certificate of Mastery (CoM). Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).

For more information, visit the links on the right or contact Gina McPherson at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 866.343.3881 (toll free) or 405.225.9395, or the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care scholar coordinator in your area.