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Providing Educational Opportunities for Child Care Professionals

Scholar Coordinator
Carol Parker
Office: 405-382-9700


SSC offers child development courses on weekdays, evenings, and some Saturdays.

Our Values & Ideals

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What are the benefits ?

Support & Technical Assitance from Scholar Coordinators

College credit for coursework

Academic & student support services

Networking with other child care professionals

Outstanding faculty committed to student success

Increase quality child care

Scholarships for coursework at career technology centers & community colleges

Scholarship for the CDA or CCP Credential Assessment application process

Educational stipends

Who are we?

This program was created at Seminole State College because SSC agreed with the Department of Human Services and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to participate in an initiative that provides college courses for employed child care workers.

The Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program provides mentoring and support services while encouraging Oklahoma's child care providers to pursue a formal education in Child Development.

The Scholars Program awards scholarships to eligible child care professionals to complete coursework in the area of child develpment or early childhood education, as well as the Child Development Associaate (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.

With the help of scholarships and financial aid, participating child care providers (Scholars) are first encouraged to complete coursework required to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

A Certificate of Mastery in Child Development is encouraged as a next step for the scholars to continue their higher education course-work..

he Director's Certification of Completion applies to directors and assistant directors only.  It will enrich the Child Development courses taken for the Certification of Mastery and add Business/Administration knowledge

An Associate Degree in Child Development Child development/early childhood education.


Program Mission:

 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 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 or early childhood education.

Program Offerings

Child Development Associate (CDA)

Certificate of Mastery in Child Development.

Director's Certificate of Completion

Associate Degree in Child Development


Eligibility Requirements:

 Click here for requirements