Early Childhood Education

Folsom Lake College Early Childhood Education

The Folsom Lake College early childhood education curriculum (ECE) 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.

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

Career Options

Administrator/Director of ECE Programs
Art Therapist
Child/Family Life Specialist
Child Psychologist
Children’s Librarian
Doula
Early Childhood Educator
Early Intervention Specialist
Family Child Care Provider
Family Engagement Advocate
Guidance Counselor
Home Visitor
Infant-Toddler Educator
Instructor/Trainer
Mentor/Coach
Nanny
Parks & Recreation Counselor
Pediatric Nurse
Public Policy Advocate
Researcher
Social Worker
Special Education Teacher

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