2018-2019 Catalog

Early Childhood Education

Metropolitan Community College’s Early Childhood Education program prepares students for the early childhood workforce. The program is designed to continuously improve practices and methodology in preparing effective, dedicated and competent early childhood educators.

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 approximately $40 will be assessed to the student’s MCC student account for the criminal background and registry checks.

All courses in the Early Childhood Education program require access to Early Childhood Education program "sites" in order to complete the required field experience and learning objectives in the courses. 

The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the program is required to meet high standards in the preparation of early childhood educators.

Degree: Associate in Applied Science

Early Childhood Educator  

Certificate of Achievement: 

Early Childhood Educator – Assistant

Career Certificate:

Early Childhood Education Director

Early Childhood Generalist