Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Development, Education, and Management

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If you enjoy working with children during the most rapid and formative years of development then Early Childhood Education may be for you. Tallahassee Community College offers convenient, high quality and application based online courses in the rewarding field of Early Childhood Development, Education, and Management.

Students can take the online courses to apply for the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC – formerly the CDA), FCCPC Renewal, the Director’s Credential, and the Director’s Credential Renewal. These are stackable credentials and apply toward our Early Childhood A.S. degree requirements. 

The T.E.A.C.H - A.S. to B.S. Scholarship provides a great opportunity to earn your A.S. degree in Early Childhood from TCC and continue your education toward an online or face-to-face early childhood bachelor’s degree at many Florida colleges and universities.  For T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship information call: (877) 358-3224 or go to www.teach-fl.com

State of Florida Teacher Recertification - We have many online courses to choose from that meet recertification requirements for teachers of grades Pre-K – 12, call or email for more information.

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(Non-Degree-Seeking for college credit: If you are not working toward a degree at this time but would like to take the FCCPC courses please complete the Non-Degree-Seeking form when you apply.)

The five classes required for the FCCPC are:

  • *EEC1308 – Education of the Young Child
  • *EEC1907 – Directed Observation and Participation
  • *EDF1004 – Educational Field Experience
  • EEC1603 – Early Childhood Development and Guidance
  • EEC2401 – Home, School and Community in Early Childhood Education

*These courses are not required if you have a current A.A. or A.S. Degree or higher or if you have a current and recognized CDA.  You will be given 9 hours of college credit in these cases.

Director’s Credential Course:  EEC2521 – Management of a Child Care Center

Advanced Director’s (Renewal) Course:  EEC2523 – Early Childhood Organizational Leadership and Management

A.S. Degree: For a full list of the courses required to earn our A.S. Degree click here. (The FCCPC courses listed above and the Director’s Credential course are also part of our A.S. Degree program requirements.) 

Contact Us

Dr. Maureen O’Neil - Program Chair & Associate Professor
(850) 201-8101

Kathryn Harvey - M.Ed., Assistant Professor 
(850) 201-8305

For TCC application or enrollment questions contact a distance learning advisor at TCConlineAdvisor@tcc.fl.edu.

For TCC Financial Aid information contact Angie Isaac at (850) 201-8411.