Help a Child. Change the World. 

  • Want a challenging and rewarding career in the early care and education of young children, birth to age 8?
  • Are you intrigued by the unique nature of children and want to understand their development needs?
  • Do you want to impact children in a critical point in their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development?
  • Are you effective working as part of team?
  • Can you communicate effectively, both spoken and written, with children and families and community members?

We Offer Transfer and Technical Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

A two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with an Early
ECADA_Accredited_Logo_Color-CMYK.pngChildhood Education designation is a career and technical focused degree designed for those seeking entry-level early childhood positions or for those already working in the profession.

Full Course Requirements 

Associate of Arts (AA)

A two-year Associate of Arts (AA) degree with an Early Childhood Education designation is a transfer degree designed for those seeking early childhood teacher licensure (Preschool-Grade 3).

An Early Childhood AA degree  from PPCC will:

  • Prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your Bachelor’s degree.
  • Provide you a broad-base understanding of the fundamentals of the early childhood profession.
  • Meet the educational requirements for entry-level employment in licensed child care centers, preschools, and private early childhood programs.

Full Course Requirements 

Certificate Programs

Start by earning one of the many certificates we offer:

  • Basic Skills Certificate
  • Developmental Intervention Assistant Certificate
  • Director Certificate
  • Early Childhood Teacher Department of Human Services Minimum Qualifications Certificate
  • Infant Toddler Certificate
  • Preschool Certificate

  An Early Childhood Certificate from PPCC will prepare you to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of the early childhood profession.
  • Upgrade the skills and knowledge for those interested in the field.
  • Meet the educational requirements for specific job duties.