Why choose Early Childhood Education at PPCC?
PPCC's Early Childhood Education program will give you the tools you need to become a preschool teacher or childcare worker. If you go on to earn more advanced degrees, you could pursue such jobs as childcare center director or special education teacher. If you become a practicum student, you might work directly at one of PPCC's Child Education Centers, and you may learn as much from the children as you do from your instructors.
All ECE students are required to complete a PPCC background check. Non-PPCC administered background checks will not be accepted.
NAEYC Accredited Program
The Early Childhood Education program at PPCC is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from March 2019 through March 2026.
What do PPCC Early Childhood Education students study?
As a PPCC Early Childhood Education student, you will learn about a wide array of topics from childhood development to teaching techniques. As part of your studies, you will:
- Guidance strategies for young children
- Assessing young children's development
- Explore methods of fostering creativity
- Learn techniques to promote healthy development
- Developing strategies for teaching children of various ages
Classes you might take
ECE Mission, Vision, and Conceptual Framework
Early Childhood Education faculty at PPCC are dedicated to student success. Our mission, vision, and conceptual framework allow us to promote student success and better our community.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies. The ECE department periodically reports on program outcomes for accreditation purposes using institutional data.
The Early Childhood Education Practicum Handbook is a resource for students and instructors related to practicum courses and instruction on and off campus.