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Early Childhood Education

early childhood education Overview

The Early Childhood Education Department is dedicated to shaping the future by providing a hands-on early childhood program grounded in the latest research and theories related to child development. Our program prepares you for a rewarding career in early childhood education, empowering you to make a positive impact on the lives of young children and their families.

Early childhood education is a critical foundation for a child's future success. At SJCC, our Early Childhood Education program empowers you to become an advocate for young learners, fostering their growth and development during these crucial formative years. Join us in making a positive impact on the lives of children and families while building a rewarding career in education. Your journey to nurturing young minds begins here.

Department Contacts

  • Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts Division
  • (408) 288-3785

Degree & Programs

At San José City College, our Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program is dedicated to a single, powerful goal: to provide relevant, high-quality instruction, services, professional development, and career pathways. We aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills needed to offer young children a robust educational foundation while providing essential support services to families. Our commitment is to foster early childhood development and contribute to brighter futures for children and their communities.

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NAEYC Accreditation

“The AS and AS-T programs at San Jose City College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The current accreditation term runs from March 2021 through March 2023.”

Program Data for NAEYC

Student Learning Outcome

International Students planning to study at SJCC full-time under F-1 visa status are required to submit an International Student Application to be considered for admission.