College of the
Early Childhood Education

Would you like to help children explore their world, deepen their thinking and develop their social relationships?  Consider a career in Early Childhood Education.

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The Early Childhood Education Program at College of the Redwoods allows students to explore the most current and innovative theories and practices of Early Childhood Education in order to implement them in developmentally appropriate programs for children.  In addition to course work, students have opportunities to work directly with children in a child development setting.

Early Childhood Education Student Handbook


  • Child Care Center Teacher                                                
  • Head Start Teacher/VisitorHome 
  • Infant-Toddler Caregiver
  • School-Age Child Care Teacher
  • Child Care Aide
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Child Care Center Director
  • Child Care Center Owner-Operator
  • Resource and Referral Technician
  • Respite Worker
  • Transfer to a four-year university to pursue an elementary teaching credential or other field related to families and children.


Course work enables students to meet licensing requirements for teacher and director under Community Care Licensing Regulations (Title 22).  College of the Redwoods courses also allow students to meet the requirements for the Child Development Permit (Title 5) at the Associate Teacher, Teacher Mentor Teacher, and Site Supervisor level.  Permits are issued by the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing.  Experience to meet requirements are gained in ECE 7,and 10..

For more information about the Early Childhood Education Program, Child Development Permit requirements, Licensing Requirements or transferring to a University call the Early Childhood Education Program at (707) 476-4338 or e-mail questions to:   Sydney-Larson@redwoods.edu

Associate of Science Degree, Early Childhood Education

Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer

Certificate of Achievement, Early Childhood Education

ECE 1, 2, 5 and 7 are offered each semester on the Eureka campus.  Other courses are offered on a rotation (see ECE Student Handbook).  Classes rotate between day and night time hours. ECE 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 23, 31, and 34 are offered on line in rotation.

ECE 7 , requires three hours per week of fieldwork on campus at the Child Development Center.  ECE 10 requires six hours of field experience per week either on campus at the CDC or with a Mentor Teacher selected through the California Early Childhood Mentor Program.

Early Childhood Education Faculty

Csutoras, Athenaathena-csutoras@redwoods.edu
Freneau, Philphil-freneau@redwoods.edu
Hancock, Michellemichelle-hancock@redwoods.edu
Martinez, Kristiekristie-martinez@redwoods.edu
Reynolds, Ursiursi-reynolds@redwoods.edu
Stone, Alissaalissa-stone@redwoods.edu
Titus, Chrischris-titus@redwoods.edu