• AS-T—Early Childhood Education for Transfer
  • A.S.—Early Childhood Education

Certificate 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 a Woodland Community College counselor 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.

Any questions or to schedule an appointment:
Contact: Jeannine Mullin/ECE Coordinator/Faculty
Phone: (530) 661-5760
Counseling: (530) 661-5770