• AS-T—Early Childhood Education for Transfer
  • A.S.—Early Childhood Education
Certificates of Achievement
  • Early Childhood Education, Child Development Teacher
  • Early Childhood Education, Infant and Toddler
  • Early Childhood Education, School Age Children
  • Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associate Teacher
Program Description

This program offers a hands-on approach to learning skills in working with young children from birth through the age of 12. Certificates and degrees have been designed to prepare students for employment at the various levels within privately funded child care centers and publicly funded child development programs.

The program meets the course requirements for teachers and directors of private child care programs licensed by the California State Department of Social Services (Title 22). In addition, the program meets the coursework requirements for the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Career Opportunities
Preschool Teacher Early Care and Education Teacher
School Age Teacher Infant Care Teacher
Infant Care Director Preschool Director
Public School Aide Family Care Education Provider
Parent Educator Home Visitor
Site Supervisor of Preschool/School Age Programs Parent Program Coordinator

Some Career Opportunities may require more than two years of college study

  • Two AA degrees and four certificates
  • On-and-off campus course offerings
  • Day and evening offerings
  • On-line course offerings

Certificates/A.S. DEGREES/State Permits:
The Associate Teacher, Teacher, Infant Toddler, and School Age Certificates as well as the A.S ECE and A.S-T ECE degrees are aligned with the Child Development Permits issued by California’s Commission of Teacher Credentialing. California law requires that teachers in state funded child care and development programs possess a Child Development Permit.

Note to Transfer Students
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with one of our counselors to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that Woodland Community College requires for an Associate’s Degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment:

Woodland Campus:

ECE Coordinator/Faculty: Jeannine Mullin
Phone: (530) 661-5760

Lake County Campus:

Faculty: Laurie Daly
Phone: (707) 995-4810