Early Childhood Education

What will I learn?

PCC’s Early Childhood Education program prepares you to become a productive, caring and responsible teacher of young children (birth to age 5). The program can also prepare you to become an early childhood teacher or director in the ECE field.

Classes emphasize child development skills in the areas of language, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. We also focus on cultural diversity among children.

You will become familiar with theories concerning child development and ECE and will participate in many group discussions and hands-on activities that you can apply in the preschool classroom. You’ll learn from qualified faculty members who believe in the success of each ECE student.

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in the care and well-being of young children, be free from evidence of physical and mental illness, and be free from personal conduct that may be injurious to children as stated in the Colorado Rules and Regulations for Child Care Centers, section 7.702.51.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The licensure requirements for the Early Childhood Education program may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.  

Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit the Education Commission of the States page to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice.  

PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program. The program does not meet requirements in other states. 
Colorado Department of Education

PCC has not determined if the Early Childhood Education program meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate

Award/Program Credits
6

Early Childhood Director Certificate

Award/Program Credits
30

Early Childhood Education, AAS

Award/Program Credits
60

Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

Award/Program Credits
18

Early Childhood Teacher Education, AA (with Designation)

Award/Program Credits
60

Infant Toddler Supervisor Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits
12

Program Information

Location
Pueblo Campus
Fremont Campus
Southwest
Online
Pathway
Education
Awards
Certificate, Mini-Certificate, AAS, AA
Course Availability
Evening
Online
Hybrid
Program Start
Fall, Spring