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Early Childhood Education (ECE)

This degree is primarily designed for those who wish to direct or teach in early childhood programs, or who wish to transfer to a California State University to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. An ECE degree can also lead to career options such as elementary teacher, employer sponsored childcare consultant, resource and referral specialist, child psychologist, children's writer and other family/child related positions.

   Related Careers:*

   Certificates:

  • Associate Child Care Teacher
    • This program will prepare students for working as preschool teacher (private center based programs, family child care home), caregiver (infant/toddler programs, private center based, family child care home)
  • Diversity Issues in ECE
    • This certificate is primarily designed for those who wish to teach or direct in bilingual/bicultural early childhood programs. However, an ECE certificate can also lead to career options such as elementary teacher, employer sponsored child care consultant, resource and referral specialist, child psychologist, children's writer and other family/child related positions.
  • Infant/Toddler Development
    • This certificate is primarily designed for those who wish to teach or direct in infant/toddler programs. However, an ECE certificate can also lead to career options such as elementary teacher, employer sponsored child care consultant, resource and referral specialist, child psychologist, children's writer and other family/child related positions.

SBCC Offerings

A.S. Degree and Certificates in ECE, Diversity Issues in ECE, Infant/Toddler Development, School Age Care, and Associate Child Care Teacher.

EDD Occupational Guides*

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

*Information on job descriptions for these fields is pulled from Onet Online, a nationally maintained source of occupational information, and The California Employment Development Department (EDD) website. Visit these sites for additional occupation profiles, or explore the extensive career and major database, Eureka, that SBCC subscribes to at www.eureka.org; create an account there using the SBCC site ID code: VUOHNDU.

 


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