Early Childhood Education and Family Studies CC

Education, Human Services, and Criminal Justice Department | CC - Certificate of Completion | 1 year

Clackamas Community College’s Early Childhood Education and Family Studies program offers the skills you need to succeed in a career in childhood education.

Early childhood education is a rewarding field that is vital in shaping the social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic and physical development of children. At Clackamas Community College, choose our one-year certificate and get the skills you need to succeed in a career working with children. Starting at Clackamas Community College is an affordable first-step in transferring to a four-year university. Our early childhood education programs provide one-on-one advising and faculty support, as well as site placement assistance where you’ll get real world training in the field. In fact, many of our students go on to full-time employment at their work experience sites after graduation.


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Early Childhood Education & Family Studies CC

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Early Childhood Ed & Fs Core Requirements

Complete 3 credits of ECE-280
  • ECE-280
  • Early Childhood Education/CWE
  • 2
Complete HDF-140 or SOC-210
  • HDF-140
  • Contemporary American Families
  • 3
  • SOC-210
  • Marriage/Fam/Intim. Relations
  • 4
Complete the following Early Childhood Education &Family Studies Core Requirements
  • ECE-121
  • Observation and Guidance I
  • 4
  • ECE-150
  • Intro to ECE & Family Studies
  • 3
  • ECE-154
  • Language & Literacy Developmnt
  • 3
  • ECE-179
  • The Professional in ECE
  • 2
  • ECE-235
  • Nutrition, Music and Movement
  • 3
  • ECE-239
  • Help Child/Family Cope Stress
  • 3
  • ECE-240
  • Environments & Curr Planning
  • 3
  • HDF-225
  • Prenatal, Infant & Toddler Dev
  • 3
  • HDF-247
  • Preschool Child Development
  • 3
  • HDF-260
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 3

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-050 or MTH-065
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 3
  • MTH-065
  • Algebra II
  • 4

Communication Related Instruction

Complete WR-101 or WR-121
  • WR-101
  • Commun. Skills: Occup Writing
  • 3
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete ED-258
  • ED-258
  • Multicultural Education
  • 3
Total Credits Required: 47-51

Featured Student

Dylan Levrets

“What I love most about CCC’s Head Start program is how much every single teacher puts heart and soul into loving the children and caring about their learning outcomes.

"These are incredibly amazing and dedicated teachers who guide each and every child in learning life skills and developing emotionally and socially, helping them to become kindergarten ready.”