30 Hour Career Certificate
45 Technical Certificate
Associate of Applied Science Degree

Advisor
Sheri Anders
sanders@eccc.edu
601-635-6277

Debra Payton
dpayton@eccc.edu
601-635-6251
 

eccc early childhood education

Participants in the Early Childhood Education program receive adequate instruction and training in curriculum planning and implementation.  Experiences in coordination of activities in art, music, language arts, and other avenues of learning prepare students for job placement in a variety of careers working with children.  Students receive hands-on experience as they complete the required number of practicum hours in the ECCC Daycare Center on campus.  All students enrolled in the program must have up-to-date immunizations on file at the College and must participate in a criminal background check and fingerprinting. 

Advanced education is available at multiples levels in early childhood education, including programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels.  Early childhood educators are required to hold licensure or certification whether they work in childcare centers or schools; however, private childcare providers working with small numbers of children are not always required to be certified.  Requirements for certification vary widely by age level and state.  Typically, certification requires a criminal background check, proof immunizations, and a traning component.

Courses taught in the Early Childhood Education program...
  • Early Childhood Profession
  • Child Development I & II
  • Language and Literacy Development for Young Children
  • Guiding Social and Emotional Behavior
  • Social Studies, Math, & Science for Young Children
  • Administration of Programs for Young  Children
  • Creative Arts for Young Children
  • Child Health & Safety
  • Nutrition for Young Children
  • Atypical Child Development
  • Methods and Materials
  • Student Teaching I & II
For a complete listing of courses required to complete the Early Childhood Education program, please see the ECCC Catalog.
Careers in Early Childhood Education...
  • Private Childcare Provider
  • Preschool Teacher's Aide
  • Kindergarden Teacher's Aide
  • Daycare Center Manager
  • Head Start Teacher

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