• Early Childhood Education (Adult)

    Course Description

    The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program prepares students to work with young children in a variety of settings that require an understanding of how children grow, learn and develop. The curriculum is aligned with the National Child Care Association’s core of 15 “Professional Abilities.” Field experience and practicum provide opportunities to become involved in actual work with children. The program also prepares students for a Child Development Associate (CDA). ECE students operate the Tot Stop preschool, an on-site program that serves as a first school experience for three-to-five-year- old children. The student teachers plan, prepare and perform all aspects of this three-day-a-week program. Early Childhood Education prepares students to enter the workforce or continue their education in career areas related to childcare and guidance.

    Complete the online application and click submit.

    Certifications Offered

    • Certificate of Completion
    • Child Development Associate (CDA)

    Participants who successfully complete this program will

    • understand workplace safety
    • understand aspects of Health in work environment
    • develop & Implement Curriculum & Assessment
    • be familiar with Crime & Violence Prevention
    • develop Learning Activities & Experiences
    • learn how to develop Program Partnerships
    • participate in a Clinical Experience
    • learn about Professionalism
    • establish an safe and effective Learning Environment
    • learn about principles of Childhood Development
    • implement effective Classroom Management & Positive Guidance


    • Completed Application
    • Be at least 18 yrs. of age
    • High School Transcript or GED diploma
    • College Transcripts (if applicable)
    • Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal History, Child Abuse History Clearance
    • Physical Exam including: 2 step PPD, Drug Screen, Immunizations (MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Flu Vaccine
    • Attend student orientation/interview


    • 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    • Cost: $10,890 plus certification costs
    • Type: Full time, Intergenerational