Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
  • FAQs
  • TCC Passport
  • Sign In
  • Directory
TCC : Our College : Type of Program : Early Childhood Development, Education and Management, A.S. (2123)
Show Right Navigation

Early Childhood Development, Education and Management, A.S. (2123)

early childhood education.JPGStudents 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 an online (distance learning) format. Students must enroll in web-based courses and may participate without coming to campus.
Successful completion of the A.S. Degree will qualify students for the FCCPC and the Director's Certificate.

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.

 Program Details


View in Catalog

Program Purpose:
To prepare students seeking careers in early childhood education, child care facility management and/or child care facility ownership.

Program Length:
60 credit hours

Academic Division:
Behavioral, Social Sciences and Education

(850) 201-8488

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry 

Course Information

General Education (15 credit hours)


To satisfy State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any Communications, Humanities, Social Science or Mathematics course used to fulfill general education requirements.


* Students who hold a current FCCPC/CDA from an approved DCF program will receive college credit for these three courses, for a total of 9 credit hours.

** This course is also appropriate for students applying for the director’s credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

*** This course is a prerequisite for some program courses.

Note: EEC2523 Early Childhood Organizational Leadership and Management  is offered for students seeking to satisfy the five-year renewal for the director’s credential through DCF.


Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

Career Coach

Get Adobe Reader
Documents on this page are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Format(PDF). Adobe Reader software can be downloaded for free from Adobe.

444 Appleyard Drive | Tallahassee, FL 32304 | (850) 201-6200 | | Copyright © 2015.
Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is committed to an environment that embraces Diversity and Inclusion, respects the rights of all individuals, provides equal access and equal opportunity, and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs and activities. For information regarding the College's non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance visit our Equity and Civil Rights page or email directly to (Other Languages)
Connect With Us
Connect with Us
CCM Fifty Years: Celebrating a legacy, Building a future