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Early Childhood Education


Current research on early care and education has emphasized the importance of formal education and specialized coursework combined with supervised field experience in the development of teachers who are able to provide high quality educational experiences for children.

The Early Childhood Education Program at Sacramento City College has three major responsibilities: academic preparation, workforce development and leadership. We provide students with:

  1. academic courses based on child development theory and best practices in early care and education.
  2. courses that orient them to the field of early care and education.
  3. the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful in the workforce.

The Early Childhood Education and Child Development faculty engage in leadership through collaboration with educational, community, industry, state and federal partners.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • A.S.-T. in Early Childhood Education
  • A.A. in Early Childhood Education Administration
  • A.A. in Early Childhood Education Foundations
  • A.A. in Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • Family Child Care Certificate
  • Infant Care and Education Teacher Certificate
  • School-Age Care and Education Teacher Certificate