Early Childhood Care and Education
Information about this exciting field:
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Care & Education is nationally accredited by the Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation Commission. For more information, go to www.naeyc.org/ecada/. For information about the ECCE department’s conceptual framework, click HERE.
The most critical period of a child’s life is the first five years. Early childhood teaching is a fast-paced, diverse career with classroom practices based on cutting-edge research about how children develop and learn. Graduates from the Early Childhood Care and Education program work collaboratively with young children and families in a variety of settings: public and private schools, child development centers, Pre-K programs, family child care homes, and as owners and administrators of their own child development programs. Whether you’re interested in owning or directing your own program, working as an infant/toddler specialist, specializing in children with special needs, or becoming a paraprofessional working with young children from birth through eight years of age, Chattahoochee Tech has a program that is just right for you.
Academic Advisement – Early Childhood Care and Education Team
Hollie Queen, Hollie.Queen@chattahoocheetech.edu, Canton Campus
Tamika Brundidge, Tamika.Brundidge@chattahoocheetech.edu, Marietta Campus
William Phillips, William.Phillips@chattahoocheetech.edu, Marietta Campus
Maria Abercrombie, Maria.Abercrombie@chattahoocheeteh.edu, Paulding Campus
Jeniffer Brennan, Jeniffer.Brennan@chattahoocheetech.edu, Canton Campus
Helen Rhoads, Helen.Rhoads@chattahoocheetech.edu, Marietta Campus
Amy Lyle, Amy.Lyle@chattahoocheetech.edu, Paulding Campus
Bright from the Start – Georgia’s child care licensing agency – requires a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification or Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) for all individuals working with young children in licensed programs. The Early Childhood Care and Education Basics TCC offered by Chattahoochee Tech meets this requirement. View the flyer for more information.
Early Childhood Care and Education Program eMAP
What can I do with my ECCE major?
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