Child Studies / Human Services


 The WACTC Child Studies / Human Services program was d
eveloped for students that find joy in the excitement of early childhood. The WACTC Child Studies program develops the skills required to care for those unable to care for themselves. The challenging curriculum prepares for internships, entry-level employment and higher education opportunities in the fields of education and facility administration.

Qualified graduates will receive college credits. 


Student & Parent, why does the Career Tree matter to you?

1) The first set of branches is the Entry-Level Careers that students unlock by completing the Child Studies/Human Services program at WACTC. 

2) Students can unlock the next level, the Technical Careers, by pursuing additional education such as an associate’s degree, advanced certification, apprenticeship, or other specialized training.

3) They push their education even further with a bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., or specialized training, they can unlock the Professional Careers.


What Preschool and Childcare Center Directors Do

Preschool and childcare center directors supervise and lead their staff, design program plans, oversee daily activities, and prepare budgets.

Work Environment

Preschool and childcare center directors work primarily in child daycare services. They generally work full time.

How to Become a Preschool or Childcare Center Director

A bachelor’s degree and experience in early childhood education are typically required to become a preschool and childcare center director. However, educational requirements vary. Additionally, some employers require these directors to have a nationally recognized credential, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.


The median annual wage for preschool and childcare center directors was $47,940 in May 2018.