Length: Two years, 90 credits
Estimated Cost: $10,600
- Books/Course Materials - $1,800
- Program-Specific Fees - $150
- Resident Tuition and General Student Fees $8,650
Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year's rates. Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.
The purpose of this program is to develop skilled professionals who will care for and educate young children. Graduates work in a variety of private and public child care settings and in family child care and early intervention programs. Graduates may also work with families and community organizations as parenting coaches, policy makers and advocates.
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Design and implement a Reggio-inspired curriculum approach for children to learn to make appropriate choices and actively participate in their own learning.
- Apply age-appropriate guidance strategies so children develop empathy, moral autonomy, self-worth and the ability to self-regulate in challenging situations.
- Use basic mathematics in everyday life and business transactions, including measurement, introduction of probability and statistics, reading graphs and tables, and signed numbers.
- Develop and apply research skills to access information using print and on-line resources, including the library catalog and reference sources
- Administer and manage the day to day operations of child care programs and work effectively with children and families.
GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
Writing (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Math (3 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Health/PE/Dance (3 credits):
- Complete any combination of Health (HE), Physical Education (PE/PEAT/PEO) or Dance (D) courses to meet this requirement
Program Core Courses
PROGRAM CORE courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
Supervised Teaching & Cooperative Education
SUPERVISED TEACHING and COOPERATIVE EDUCATION must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
PROGRAM ELECTIVES must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
Complete 12 credits from the following:
- This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements unless otherwise specified.
- This is the parent program for Early Childhood Education, 1-yr Certificate , Early Childhood Teacher Aide, CPC , Guidance and Curriculum, CPC , and Infant and Toddler, CPC
- Some ECE and HDFS courses are offered through College Now at high schools in Lane County and outlying areas. For more information, see https://www.lanecc.edu/hsconnections/collegenow/courses-high-school
- Students who do not meet reading and/or math requirements may apply to PASS Lane for alternative admission process. Contact Marcia Koenig (firstname.lastname@example.org), 541.463.5818, Bldg 11/244.
- Transfer Credit for Prior Learning may be granted based on OCCD Oregon Registry Steps. See Program Coordinator for information.
- Students seeking the AAS, ECE degree must complete a total of 270 hours (90 hours per term, for a total of three terms) of supervised student teaching in the LCC child care center. Please contact the Program Coordinator, Kathleen Lloyd, 541.463.5527.
- Cooperative Education (Co-op). Contact Kathleen Lloyd, email@example.com; 541.463.5527. Early Childhood Education (ECE) majors are required to complete 6 credits of ED 280EC - Co-op Ed: Early Childhood Education to earn the ECE AAS degree. Students are eligible to enroll in the course and work in an off-campus, community site once they have completed 3 terms of student teaching ECE 240 . Cooperative education work sites and schedules vary.