Early Childhood Education

Program Highlights:

  • Work-readiness and occupational specific training
  • Contextualized support classes
  • College preparation courses
  • GED preparation course, if necessary
  • 1 Semester


Admission Requirements:


Program Location:

Harris Campus

Certificates Earned:

  • NC Early Childhood Credential


Qualities of a Successful Early Childhood Provider:

  • Enjoys working with infants, and children pre-school and school ages;
  • Patient, positive and nurturing;
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities for children and their families;
  • Welcomes diversity;
  • Appreciates working independently and as a team;
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Exhibits critical thinking and problem solving skills.


Career Paths:

Upon Successful completion of the Early Childhood pathways program, students who attain a GED® will be eligible to apply for the NC State Early Childhood Credential. This credential will certify student’s eligibility to work with young children at the licensed child care centers and homes. Working with children will require a criminal background check and TB test.  Upon completion, the entry-level early childhood education specialist may receive additional on-the-job training and specialize in any or all of the following positions:

  • Full and part-time substitute teacher;
  • Before and afterschool caregivers;
  • Certified teacher aides;
  • Teacher assistants;
  • Teachers.


Additional Informationwww.cpcc.edu/ec

Angela Marmolejo
Academic Advisor704-330-2722 ext.3067
Angela.marmolejo@cpcc.edu