Early Childhood Education
Does nurturing others come naturally to you? Do you love working with children? If so, the OCC Career Advantage Early Childhood Education programs offer the training and experience you need to launch your career in the classroom or to move into administration at a child care, elementary school or other program for children aged 5 and younger. Preschool teachers in California earn a median income of $32,180, and education administrators earn $74,745. If you picture yourself as someone with a mission to hep children learn, grow and thrive, read on to learn how OCC can help you get there.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Creativity for Children
Teaching in a Diverse Society
Child Abuse I.D. and Referral
Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
Current Issues in Early Childhood
Family, School, and Community Partnerships
Did you know?
Projected employment for preschool teachers in the U.S. is expected to increase by 11 percent through 2024.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in early childhood education, and earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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