The Early Childhood Education Program is designed to prepare students to become teachers or directors in children’s centers, nursery and preschools, prekindergartens, infant-toddler programs, employer-supported children’s centers, extended daycare or family day-care programs.

Career Options

Teacher, Head Teacher, or Director of: Children’s Centers, Employer- Supported Children’s Centers, Extended Day Programs, Family Day-Care Programs, Infant-Toddler Programs, Nursery and Preschools, Parent Cooperative Nursery Schools, Prekindergarten Programs

Transfer

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.

A.S. in Early Childhood Education, Occupational (Certificate of Achievement awarded. Skills Certificate in Early Childhood Education Core also awarded.)

To obtain an Associate in Science degree with a major in Early Childhood Education, students need to complete the required courses, as well as general education courses and graduation requirements. A Certificate of Achievement is also awarded (see “Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement Requirements”). In addition, a Skills Certificate is earned by satisfactory completion of the required courses. (See “Early Childhood Education Core Skills Certificate Requirements”.)

Students who wish to enter the Early Childhood Education Program are advised to call or contact the program coordinator. Transfer students, however, are advised to complete English 150 and 151 or 155. All students should consult a counselor.

Program taught in:
  • English

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