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.

Full Time Faculty

Pictures of full time instructors
2012 Kate  Lorraine Haas Photo 

Kate Ashbey

Lorraine Haas

ECE Student Club

Early Childhood Education students can gain leadership skill 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

 2012 Vicki 

2012 Karen 

 Teacher Diana 

Vicki Starcevic
ECE Center Teacher

Karen Sinderson
ECE Center Teacher

Diana Stenen
ECE Center Teacher


 2012 Nadia 


Kathleen Tibbals
      ECE Center Director      

Nadia Elwood
ECE Paraprofessional