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:
· Contact the program’s Department Chair, Dr. Gwen Parsons email@example.com