Early Childhood Education is a profession full of purpose and personal reward. Earning a certificate or degree opens up a wide array of career opportunities for working with children and their families.
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Department at Cabrillo College offers an occupational and transfer program which deepens understanding of children, their families, and the teaching and learning process.
Our program offers
Two Associate Degrees
Eight Certificates of Achievement
Mentorships in the field
Support for earning and obtaining California Child Development Permits
Assistance for alumni
Partnerships with the community, including employers
Career opportunities include becoming a:
small business owner
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 of high quality care for children and their families and for ECE student observers. The Infant and Toddler classrooms of the CCCC&LS are a Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) demonstration site.
The Program Brochure
Your ECE Faculty are available to met with you to develop or update your academic plans. Call (831) 479-6354 to set up an appointment.