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Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program prepares students for employment as a head teacher or director of childcare facilities. Learning opportunities center on curriculum planning, managing, and teaching within a childcare facility. Skills essential to working with parents and children in a variety of settings and activities are stressed. 

A criminal background investigation and checks of the child abuse/neglect, adult protective services and State Patrol sex offender registries will be required of each student the Early Childhood Education Program. Based on the result of the criminal background and registry checks, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory/practicum experiences, or completing the program. A nonrefundable fee of $35 will be assessed to the student’s MCC student account for the criminal background and registry checks.

The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which means it was required to meet high standards in the preparation of early childhood education employees.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Early Childhood Educator  

Certificate of Achievement: 

Early Childhood Educator – Assistant

Career Certificate:

Early Childhood Education Director

Early Childhood Generalist

Early Childhood Spanish

Early Childhood Sign Language

Early Childhood Family/Group Home Specialist