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Early Childhood Education


Sacramento City College 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.


Sample Career Options and Salaries

Students receiving an A.A. degree in child development are eligible for employment in the diverse early care and education field either in the classroom or as a school employee.

Entry to mid-level

  • Preschool Teacher: $38,000
  • Childcare Center Director: $88,000
  • Childcare Worker: $26,000
  • Special Education Teacher: $58,000

Schedule an Appointment with Career Education

The Career Education Transitions Coordinator and Career Education Counselor are available to assist with:

  • questions
  • program exploration
  • college applications
  • educational planning

Schedule an Appointment

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