Early Childhood Education

Tallahassee Community College offers convenient, high quality, and application-based online courses in the field of Early Childhood Development, Education, and Management. 

For a full list of the courses required to earn our A.S. Degree, click here



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 teach-fl.com. For a full list of scholarships available, click here

Required Courses 

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


Many students who finish our online program go on to pass:

  • Florida Child Care Professional Credential/Renewal (FCCPC – commonly called the CDA)
  • Director’s Credential/Renewal
  • Preschool Specialization, Infant/Toddler Development, and EC Development Specialization Certificates

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.

For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Maureen O’Neil, Lead Faculty and Professor - (850) 201-8101 oneilm@tcc.fl.edu

Dr. Iris Davis-Pendleton, Assistant Professor - (850) 201-8305 iris.davis@tcc.fl.edu