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Early Childhood Education

Programs of Study

Credit Hours: 65-71

Format: In-person

Time to Complete: 2 Years

Start Term: Fall

Location: Davidson Campus

Average Starting Salary

$22,290-27,310/year ($10.72-13.13/hour)

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What You Can Get

What It's About

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Courses You'll Take

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

What You'll Gain

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

65-71 Credit Hours: $4,940.00-$5,396.00

Student Fees: $386.25

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Childcare teacher
Family Child care Provider
Child Development Specialist
Preschool Teacher
Exceptional Children Assistant
Before and After School Counselor
Instructional Assistant


The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children through 2027.

NAEYC, 1313 L St. N.W. Suite 500, Washington. DC 20005 202.232.8777 | 800.424.2460, www.naeyc.org



Davidson-Davie Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of  Davidson-Davie Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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