Next Classes begin Monday, March 28, 2016. For more information call 754-321-5700 or click here to request information.

Early Childhood Education


The Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Professional Certification Program (ECPC) prepares students for employment as early childhood educators, lead preschool teachers, child development specialists, directors/owners, and family day care home operators.  Included are the following major areas of training:  child growth and development, health, safety, nutrition, behavior guidance techniques, child abuse and neglect, rules and regulations governing child care, community and environmental issues, lesson and program planning, implementation of developmentally appropriate practices for children-birth through age eight, inclusion of children with special needs, interpersonal relations, communication,  balancing family, school and work, employability skills, labor issues, entrepreneurship, and management and finance.

Total Program Length:     600 Hours

Program Schedule:

Part Time 36 Weeks Monday-Friday 9:15 am-12:45 pm

Industry Certifications Available:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

Program Accreditations:
Florida Department of Education
Council for Professional Recognition
Florida Department of Children and Families

Degree College Credit Transfer Opportunity:
Students who complete the Early Childhood Education program may be eligible to articulate nine (9) college credits to a State of Florida university or college.

Contact Information:
Ms. Mary Barone, Counselor for Early Childhood Education
(754) 321-5840

Approximate Total Program Cost - Tuition and Fees (Books and Materials are Extra):
Florida Resident $1760.00*

Prices are subject to change without notice.*