Early Childhood Education

Are you interested in working with children?

Your path to a fulfilling career starts here! In this program you will gain the skills and knowledge to support children at an early age. Learn how a child grows, develops, and learns at different ages and stages.

This program is in the interest area:

Career Opportunities

The early childhood education program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Classroom Teacher or Assistant
  • Site Supervisor or Program Director
  • Mentor, Teacher or Coach
  • Family Childcare Provider
  • Child and Family Advocate
  • Special Education

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.