Early Childhood Education Instructional

The Program
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program prepares students to become teachers and directors in programs for young children. The college courses focus on training for careers in programs including preschool education, child care centers, school-age child care, infant care, and family child care.

Associate in Science Degree
The program includes courses required for working in both private and publicly-funded children’s programs.
Completion of the recommended sequence of courses leading to an Associate in Science Degree, plus additional work experience, qualifies the student to apply for the Child Development Teacher Permit, issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

               To register for Triple P Fall 2015 classes ​click below



Full Time Faculty

Pictures of full time instructors
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Kate Ashbey   

         Lorraine Haas                               Debbie Whitmer                

ECE Student Club

Early Childhood Education students can gain leadership skills through participation in our student club, the Early Childhood Educators’ Network (ECEN). Club members participate in professional development activities both on the campus and in the community.

Early Childhood Education Center Lab School

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center provides a developmentally appropriate, research based program for the optimal learning environment for college students and children ages 3-Pre-K. The ECE Center operates as a child development laboratory offering age appropriate experiences for children as well as observation opportunities and hands-on training for college students. 

For more information view our ECE Brochure 

Pictures of Core ECE Staff


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 Teacher Diana 

Wendy Petersen
ECE Center Teacher

Karen Sinderson
 ECE Center Teacher

Diana Stenen
      ECE Center Teacher





Kathleen Tibbals
      ECE Center Director      

Jane Ann Bosworth
ECE Paraprofessional