Early Childhood Education
- Work-readiness and occupational specific training
- Contextualized support classes
- College preparation courses
- GED preparation course, if necessary
- 1 Semester
- Attend a Pathways to Careers Information Session at Central Campus.
- Complete a placement test to determine entry level.
- Verify North Carolina residency.
- Commit to full-time study.
- 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.
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;
Additional Information: www.cpcc.edu/ec
Academic Advisor704-330-2722 ext.3067