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.