Early Childhood Education is a profession full of purpose and personal reward. Get inspired by making a difference in young children’s lives.
Early Childhood Education provides many types of career opportunities for working with children and their families. The Early Childhood professional provides care and education for young children and plays a significant role in supporting families and the community. Children who attend high-quality early childhood education programs are more likely to be ready for school and for life.
In a short time, you can become one of the high quality professionals working with young children today.
Earning one of our nine certificates or two associates in science degrees opens up a wide array of career opportunities. We prepare you for an inspiring career working with children and their families.
The Early Childhood Education Department at Cabrillo College offers an occupational and transfer program which deepens understanding of children, their families, and the teaching and learning process. We offer strong support for students, including providing internships and partnerships with employers and are committed to our students’ successful outcomes.
Courses helpful for TK teachers working toward their required units
Support for earning and obtaining California Child Development Permits
Assistance for alumni
Cabrillo College Children’s Center & Lab School
Crucial to our mission of educating and preparing the Early Care workforce is our relationship with the on-site Cabrillo College Children’s Center & Lab School (CCCC&LS). This program serves infants, toddlers, and preschool age children, and it provides a model program of high quality care for children and their families and for Early Childhood Education student observers. The Infant and Toddler classrooms of the CCCC&LS were the original demonstration sites for the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC).
Spring 2024 ECE Courses
Gain the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to grow a rewarding career. Take classes toward your permit, certificate, degree, or professional development. We offer flexible class options to fit your schedule!
ECE 31 & ECE 131* | Child Growth & Development | Aptos & Watsonville | View Class
ECE 32 & ECE 142* | Child, Family & Community | Aptos & Watsonville | View Class
ECE 51 | Principles of Working with Young Children | Aptos & Watsonville | View Class
ECE 53 | Intro to Curriculum for the Young Child | Aptos & Watsonville | View Class
ECE 54 | Student Teaching Practicum | Aptos | View Class
ECE 145 | Peace Education | Aptos | View Class
ECE 158 | Working with Families | Aptos | View Class
ECE 401A* | Introducción al Desarrollo Infantil A (matriícula gratis) | Watsonville | View Class
ECE 401B* | Introducción al Desarrollo Infantil B (matriícula gratis) | Watsonville | View Class