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Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Career Options & Highlights

The Folsom Lake College 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
Preschool Teacher; Infant Care Teacher; School Age Teacher; Preschool Director; Infant Care Director; Site Supervisor of Preschool/School Age Programs; Family Child Care Provider; Public School Aide; Pediatric Nurse; Camp Counselor; Recreational Leader; Nanny; Elementary School Teaching Assistant; Parent Educator; Home Visitor

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.

Highlights
- Two AA Degrees and eight Certificates
- On- and off-campus course offerings

Updated 6/17/13

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