Early Childhood Development, Education and Management, A.S. (2123)
Students and childcare professionals are encouraged to pursue both the Associate in Science degree in early education and the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC). Both credentials will help you find a rewarding career in child care.
This degree introduces students to the fundamentals of educating and working with young children. It addresses appropriate behaviors and communication styles when working with young children and how to use creativity as a learning too. Students will learn about child development and how to work successfully with children with disabilities. Students will work in a child-care setting and engage in direct observation and field experience.
TCC's early childhood education courses and programs are offered in both on campus and online (distance learning) formats. Students may enroll in web-based courses and participate without coming to campus.
Successful completion of the A.S. Degree will qualify students for the FCCPC and the Director's Certificate. TCC also offers the entire degree program online.
Early Childhood Advanced Credentials
Students entering TCC with FCCPC will get exemption credit. TCC offers a fast-track to prepare students for the FCCPC. TCC also offers advanced credentials to support career advancement.