Quick Facts
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Areas of Study Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program includes many different job opportunities related to direct work with young children.  Students pursing this major should enjoy interacting with children and have a strong desire to help them learn and succeed.

Degrees / Certificates

Map your education by viewing the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

Early Childhood Education (AS-T)

Provides students with a common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education in the CSU System.

Early Childhood Education (AS)

Prepares students to become teachers and directors in programs providing care and learning opportunities for young children ages 0-8.

Early Childhood Education (C)

Prepares students for employment as an entry-level teacher in private child-care settings.

ECE Family Childcare (C)

Offers students initial training for employment as a family child-care provider.

For the ACE Pathway, please visit the following: Early Childhood Education for ACE Program. SCHOLARSHIPS for your degree! If you are currently working in a program that participates in Quality Counts North State, and are looking to continue your education, we have a scholarship that will help to cover tuition and textbooks. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Leslie Segura at lsegura@shastacoe.org. For more information, call (530) 242-7676, or email acebold@shastacollege.edu.

Transferring for Bachelor’s Degree

Ready to transfer for a 4-year university or college or want to stay local? Our Transfer Center and BOLD staff are here to guide you!