Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to teach students the aspects of teaching and working with young children, from birth through elementary age. Students will explore career pathways and develop the characteristics of successful teachers and childcare providers through practicums. Applying theoretical concepts to real-life situations, students are able to take what they have learned in the classroom to their rotation experiences where they learn how to meet the developmental needs and interests of young children.

Career Opportunities

  • Preschool aide
  • Teacher's aide
  • Assistant group supervisor
  • Preschool teacher
  • Elementary teacher
  • Child care worker

Industry Recognized Certifications, CDA Certification, First Aid/CPR

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentialâ„¢ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE.

Additional Links/Information

Child Care and Support Services Management CIP Code 19.0708