Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Development, Education, and Management

Tallahassee Community College

Early Childhood Development, Education, and Management

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.

TCC Early Childhood Education Careers


Students can take the online college credit courses to apply for the:

  • Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC – commonly called the CDA)
  • Director’s Credential
  • FCCPC Renewal
  • Director’s Credential Renewal
  • Preschool Specialization, Infant/Toddler Development, and EC Development Specialization Certificates
  • A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education

State of Florida Teacher Recertification courses (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).


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

To Apply: Log onto the website: www.tcc.fl.edu Click on: Admissions, then Apply. Choose the type of student you are and complete the free online application. (If you are not working toward a degree at this time but would like to take the FCCPC courses please be sure to complete the Non-Degree-Seeking form when you apply.)


TCC Early Childhood Development, Education, and Management Program

For program information, application, or enrollment questions contact:
                             Dr. Maureen O’Neil, Lead Faculty and Professor - (850) 201-8101 oneilm@tcc.fl.edu
                             Kathryn Harvey, M.Ed., Associate Professor - (850) 201-8305 harveyk@tcc.fl.edu  
TCC Financial Aid: Angie Isaac at (850) 201-8411.
TCC Advising: https://tallahasseecc.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?calendarID=1443136
                         Or contact our Distance Learning Advisor at: tcconlineadvisor@tcc.fl.edu (850) 201-8618  
Student Central: https://tcc.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Home/?ID=0d21781c-f3ab-4e05-8691-0aa92af169d2

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

*The courses marked with an asterisk are not required if you have an A.S. or A.A. Degree or higher, or if
you have a current and recognized CDA/FCCPC. You will be given 9 hours of college credit in these cases.

Director’s Credential Course: EEC2521 Management of a Child Care Center.
Director’s Credential Renewal: EEC2523 Early Childhood Organizational Leadership and Management.
A.S. Degree: For a full list of the courses required to earn our A.S. Degree go to www.tcc.fl.edu, click on Academics, then Programs. Scroll down and choose Early Childhood Development, Education, and Management. (The FCCPC courses listed above, the Director’s Credential course, and the three certification courses are included in our A.S. Degree course requirements.)