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Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Career Options & Highlights

The Folsom Lake College Early Childhood Education program offers a hands-on approach to learning skills in working with young children from birth through the age of 12. Certificates and degrees have been designed to prepare students for employment at the various levels within privately funded child care centers and publicly funded child development programs. The program meets the course requirements for teachers and directors of private child care programs licensed by the California State Department of Social Services (Title 22). In addition, the program meets the coursework requirements for the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Early Childhood Career Options
Camp Counselor
Elementary School
Teaching Assistant
Family Child Care Provider
Home Visitor
Infant Care Director
Infant Care Teacher
Nanny
Pediatric Nurse
Parent Educator
Preschool Director
Preschool Teacher
Public School Aide
Recreational Leader
School Age Teacher
Site Supervisor of
  Preschool/School Age
  Programs

Elementary Teaching
For the person interested in teaching in a self-contained elementary school classroom, Folsom Lake College has courses leading toward a Liberal Studies major at California State University, Sacramento. Before selecting classes, please check with your counselor to receive the most up-to-date information.

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

Note: Students planning to enroll in Work Experience or practicum classes (ECE 320, ECE 321, ECE 334, ECE 350, and ECE 498) must show evidence of TB clearance before working with children. Some lab placements may require fingerprinting.

Updated 06/01/16

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