Early Childhood Care and Education

 

Information about this exciting field:

The most critical period of child development is the first five years. Early Childhood teachers experience a career that is diverse and fast-paced 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.

Is this program for me?

You may choose to pursue a certificate, diploma, or degree program in Early Childhood Care and Development here at Chattahoochee Tech.  Students who pursue Early Childhood Care and Education work well with children and seek to learn more about how children grow and develop.  Whether you want to work in a child care center or Pre-K program—or pursue teacher certification through a four-year college or university after completing an Associate Degree at CTC—the Early Childhood Care and Education program will help students fulfill their potential as educators of young children.  Here are some qualities and skills that are essential for the successful Early Childhood Care and Education graduate:

  • Desire to be knowledgeable about child development and learning
  • Willingness to learn to:
    • observe, assess, document, and build meaningful curriculum
    • build family and community relationship
    • use developmentally effective approaches
  • Physically active
  • Confident
  • Effective communicators
Coursework includes:
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Health Safety and Nutrition
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Creative Activities for Children
  • Social Issues and Families

Program-specific information

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.

Click here to view the Early Childhood Care and Education Conceptual Framework.

Where might I find a job?

Child Care centers, Georgia Pre-K programs, Head Start programs, after-school programs, and pre-schools are a few of the places our graduates successfully seek employment. Some of our graduates become Child Care program administrators.

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Campus Locations

Early Childhood Care and Education courses are offered on multiple campuses and online.

Faculty

  • Maria Abercrombie
  • Tamika Brundidge
  • Frances Carlson
  • Virda Catalano
  • Hollie Queen

Degree

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Care and Education

Diploma

Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma 

Gainful Employment Report

Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma Gainful Employment Report

Certificate

Early Childhood Care And Education Basics Certificate

Gainful Employment Report

Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate Gainful Employment Report

 

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