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Early Childhood Care and Education

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Complete the ECE Basics TCC in 8 weeks at the Paulding Campus!

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Do you currently work with young children and want to expand your career options, or are you interested in beginning work in a career with young children? Our nationally accredited AAS Degree, Diploma, and TCCs prepare you to understand child growth and development, integrated curriculum, how to work well with families, and how to plan appropriate learning experiences.

The Associate of Applied Science degree offered in this program is nationally accredited by the NAEYC Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs.

Here is more information about the ECCE department’s conceptual framework.

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Programs Offered

Associate Degree
Diploma
Technical Certificates of Credit

Advisement Information

Academic Advisement – Early Childhood Care and Education Team
Faculty Advisors

Tamika Brundidge, Tamika.Brundidge@chattahoocheetech.edu, Marietta Campus

Maria Abercrombie, Maria.Abercrombie@chattahoocheetech.edu, Paulding Campus

Susan McKoy, Susan.McKoy@chattahoocheetech.edu, Marietta Campus

Academic Advisors

Donna Boutilier, donna.boutilier@chattahoocheetech.edu, North Metro Campus

Helen Rhoads, Helen.Rhoads@chattahoocheetech.edu, Marietta Campus

Mike Marlatt, mike.marlatt@chattahoocheetech.edu, Paulding Campus

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 Early Childhood Care & Education Basics flyer for more information.

NAEYC Accreditation Annual Report

2018 Reporting Program Outcome Data

Early Childhood Care and Education Program eMAP

Degree and Diploma eMAP

Text-Only Degree and Diploma eMAP

Employment Information

What can I do with my ECCE major?

Find jobs in the Early Childhood Care and Education field.
Select Career Guide near the top of the menu on the left.

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics