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Early Childhood Education

​​​​​​​As the population continues to grow, the need for professional and skilled childcare providers will increase. Many states are beginning to implement preschool programs, improving the future outlook of child development specialists across the nation. Orange Coast College offers a child development program that is among the best. with courses emphasizing strong theoretical and practical skills needed to work with children from birth to 5 years, and hands-on experience through the College's lab school for children. Courses also are available that prepare students to work with children with disabilities. Completion of the program fulfills Title 22 licensing requirements and Title 5 early childhood education course requirements for the Child Development Permit at the teacher level. 


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Certificates of Achievement 


Infant and Toddler Teacher 

This program prepares students for entry-level employment as a professional and competent infant/ toddler teacher (birth to 2 years). 

Preschool Teacher 

This program prepares students for entry-level employment as a professional and competent preschool teacher (2-5 years). 

Early Childhood Administration 

This program prepares students who already have Early Childhood certificates to become directors or administrators of early childhood centers. 

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Additional Information

For complete requirements and course information please see our catalo​g​.​​​​

Use the link below to view gainful employment reports with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of OCC certificate programs.

Visit the Federal Gainful Employment Reports

 


​Find career outlook and salary information at www.bls.gov ​


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Contact Info​
Laurie Campbell 
Consumer Science & Design 107C 
(714) 432-0202 ext. 21010
lcampbell@occ.cccd.edu​​​​​