Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program offers both a two-year and a one-year option. The associate degree program is designed to educate childcare professionals in the skills and knowledge necessary for advanced positions in organizations and agencies that serve children. It provides courses and field experience in childcare, as well as a well-rounded supporting education. It also provides transfer opportunities to four-year institutions. The certificate program provides the training needed for entry-level positions and meets the more immediate need for those who do not choose the additional courses required for the degree; the core courses of this program align with the educational requirements for the Child Development Assistant (CDA) credential.

Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities in day care centers, summer and day camps, nursery schools, pre-school programs, recreational centers, and other agencies that serve children.