Early Childhood Education: Preschool Option

  • YC
    Ybor City
AS.CHILD.PRE (60 Credit Hours) | Part of the Education Subject

The demand for quality childcare providers continues to rise, resulting in numerous opportunities for well-trained early childhood professionals. In Hillsborough Community College’s Early Childhood Education Program, you will develop the skills you need to create safe, healthy and nurturing learning environments that meet the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of children in care.

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as early childhood professionals, preschool teachers, child development center managers, and to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

HCC’s early childhood programs (AS.EDU, AS.PRE) are designed to prepare students for the Florida Staff Credential.  The academic requirements for professional certification in other states vary. HCC has not yet determined the status of this credential in all states. 

HCC’s early childhood management course (EEC1521) meets the academic requirement for the Florida Director Credential. The academic requirements for administrative certification in other states vary. HCC has not yet determined the status of this credential in all states. 

For more information:  

· View the Minimum Qualifications in Child Care Licensing Summary, by State/Territory 

· Contact the program’s Department Chair, Dr. Gwen Parsons gparsons@hccfl.edu  

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Gabriela Ramires provides academic advising for this degree.  Please contact her with any questions or for more information.

Contact Information
Academic Advisor
Ybor City
YFAC 207
Early Childhood Education Assistant Professor
Ybor City
YFAC 210