Child Development Academic Programs


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Child Development  TCC West Campus  7505 W. 41 St.  Tulsa, OK 74107  

The Child Development Program can be reached at the West Campus Liberal Arts Division office at 918.595.8079

The Child Development Academic program at Tulsa Community College is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate Degree program.   

The Child Development programs will prepare students for a variety of careers working with young children and their families. Whether students choose to pursue an Associate of Science degree (AS), Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) or Certificate program, they will receive the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their child development career goals. (See links for plans of study)

Completion of the Associate of Science degree prepares graduates for jobs such as Early Head Start and Head Start teacher assistant, preschool teacher assistant, parent educator, family support professional, child care center administrator and state agency employee.  The Associate of Science degree will transfer to four year institutions for students who wish to obtain a bachelor's degree and/or Oklahoma teacher certification    

 For a complete listing of Child Development certificates of achievement and degree options view the TCC Catalog.

Child Development Faculty

Dr. Harriette Dudley, EdD
Associate Dean and GKFF Endowed Char, Child Development

Dr. Lisa Leifield, Child Development Coordinator
Kymberly Daniels, B.S.,M.Ed., Assistant Professor
Deborah Deibert, B.S., M.S., Assistant Professor
Belinda McGee, B.S., M.S., Assistant Professor
Dawn Parton, B.S., M.S., Associate Professor
Kay Shelton Child Development Office Assistant


Child Development Scholarships
Two scholarship programs are available for students who want to pursue careers in Child Development fields. If you are interested in the care and education of infants and toddlers view more information here for Bridging the Gap Scholarship information. If you are an early care and education teacher already working in the field, view more information here for the Scholars scholarship program.

Amber Chase, M.S., Bridging the Gap Scholarship Program Director
Melinda Bennett, M.S., Bridging the Gap Scholarship Mentor
Linda Hoyt, Bridging the Gap Program Assistant

Ashley  Watkins, M.E., Scholar for Excellence, Scholar Cordinator 

Melissa.Schad Scholar for Excellence, Scholar Cordinator

Scholar's Program Regents Office: 405-225-9397


Child Development Center
Tulsa Community College- West Campus is home to a National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited child development center and lab school. The purpose of the CDC is to provide community children with nurturing, developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning in the context of a full day, year-round program with low teacher-child ratios. The Center is committed to excellence in instruction and serves as a laboratory model for child development and early childhood education programs. Learn more about the CDC here.