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Child Care Professional (APCCP)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program has been replaced by Child Development Associate in Applied Science Degree (APCD). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


Completion of the Child Care Professional Associate in Applied Science degree qualifies students to be a director or lead teacher at a child care center in the State of Michigan. The program is the last level in a three-tier training program for adults who work with children under twelve in group settings.


Ferris State University, BS degree;
Madonna University, BS degree;
Siena Heights, BA degree;
University of Michigan-Dearborn, BGS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Admissions Requirements

Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6 are required in the courses of this program.

Continuing Eligibility

Students who wish to enroll in child care practicum courses: CCP 132 or CCP 133 must be employed a minimum of 8 hours for 15 weeks for each credit of practicum. Permission is required to enroll in any CCP practicum course. Permission can be granted only after the student has submitted a Work Place Learning Agreement, Student Agreement and an Employer Agreement.

Contact Information

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Public Services Careers Dept
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Beth A. Marshall


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 122 Essentials of Early Care and Education - I 4
CCP 132 Child Development Practicum I 1
CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Productivity Apps 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Total 12
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science** 3
CCP 101 Child Development * 3
CCP 123 Essentials of Early Care and Education - II 4
CCP 133 Child Development Practicum II 1
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CCP 113 Health, Safety and Nutrition for Child Care 3
CCP 210 Child Guidance and Classroom Management 3
CCP 251 Education of the Young Child with Exceptionalities 3
MTH 148 Functional Math for Elementary Teachers I 4
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Natural Sciences*** 3 - 4
CCP 160 Foundations of Child Care and Early Education 3
CCP 200 Working with Families in a Diverse Society 3
CCP 209 Curriculum for Young Children 3
Total 12 - 13
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Any 100-level or above course (suggested courses include CCP 211 or CCP 220) 3
CCP 218 Advanced Child Care Seminar 1
CCP 219 Advanced Child Care Practicum 2
ENG 240 or Children's Literature
ENG 242 Multicultural Literature for Youth **** 3
Total 9
Total Credits Required
60 - 61


*CCP 101 must be taken before or concurrently with any other CCP course.
**Students are encouraged to select PSY 100 or SOC 100 for their social science elective.
***The following courses are recommended for the Natural Science Elective: AST 111, BIO 101, GLG 100, GLG 104, or SCI 101
****Transfer students should consider a course from the EMU Diverse World Requirement List

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