Early Childhood Education General Information
Students in the ECE Program
The ECE program at TMCC has nearly 200 enrolled students. As is common in the Early Childhood Education profession, most students in the program are female. Our students include individuals already working in early childhood programs in the community, as well as those who are completing pre-professional training before joining the workforce. Many students are taking courses to meet the continuing education hours required by Nevada child care regulations. While a degree in Early Childhood Education can be completed in two years by attending college on a full-time basis, most students attend part time and work.
Jobs in Early Childhood Education
The early childhood associate degree program prepares individuals to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in a variety of early childhood settings, including
- Infant-Toddler Programs
- Preschools and Child Care Centers
- Family Child Care Homes
- Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
Jobs in Early Care and Education include
- Classroom Teacher or Aid
- Preschool Owner/Director
- Nanny/Au Pair
- Child Care Resource & Referral Specialist
- ECE Trainer/Consultant
- Child Care Licensing Specialist
- And others
ECE Program Policies
To assure successful completion of the ECE program, students should be aware of the following policies.
- Students in the ECE program must maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 (C) or better, and a minimum grade of "C" must be made in each of the core course requirements.
- Students in the ECE program must complete the required practicum experience through TMCC unless prior arrangements have been made in advance with the ECE Program Coordinator.
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