Early Childhood Education

Program Type
Certificate, Degree, Diploma
In-person, Online
Grant, Scholarship


The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments.

Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

Program Options

Career Track

AAS Degree (68 credit hours)

Transfer Track

AAS Degree (71 credit hours)


45 credit hours


16 credit hours

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education (CCP)
  • Infant/Toddler Care
  • School-Age

Help Paying for School

Students enrolling in for-credit curriculum courses can apply for multiple forms of financial assistance to help pay for school including Federal Student Aid and SCC Foundation Scholarships.

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