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About the Department

Would you like to help children explore their world, deepen their thinking and develop their social relationships? Our multifaceted program serves the college and the community in a variety of ways. Students who take our course of study will be well prepared to begin their career in an exciting and rapidly changing field by partaking in hands-on learning in our Child Development Center.

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Other Education Opportunities

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

Course Information

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.