Aug 12, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, AAS

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Length: Two years, 90 credits

Program Contacts

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

Learning Outcomes

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.

Admission Information

To apply for this program, view the application and information about how to apply at

Program Requirements

General Education

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

Supervised Teaching & Cooperative Education

SUPERVISED TEACHING and COOPERATIVE EDUCATION must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Electives

PROGRAM ELECTIVES must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Complete 12 credits from the following:


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