Early Childhood Studies Department

Child's drawing of Number 1 teacherThe Early Childhood Studies Program at Ohlone College prepares students for employment in child development programs including preschools, children's centers, family childcare centers, school age programs, and infant and toddler programs.

The Ohlone College program meets or exceeds the requirements for teachers in centers and programs licensed in the State of California by the Department of Social Services. The program also meets the requirements for the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

More about the ECS Program.

Early Childhood Studies Degree and Certificate

Options in a particular area of child development involve the completion of an additional six to nine units in courses specific to that area. The options are:

  • Family Child Care
  • Infant and Toddler
  • Administrative (required for Site Supervisor and Program Director)
  • Family and Community Partnership
  • Creative Activities
  • Working with Special Needs
  • School Age Program

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

Certificate of Achievement

Additional Information

Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

Apply for a Degree or Certificates

Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.

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