The Early Childhood Education program provides the course work required for the State of California, Department of Education, Child Development Permits. The course work is also appropriate for TK teachers who need to complete the required units. We also offer eight different Certificates of Achievement, two degrees (an Associate in Science and an Associate in Science - Transfer), and one Skills Certificate. The AS-T degree transfers to four- year programs in Child Development, Human Development, or Early Childhood Education, with priority given to Cabrillo students at both San Jose State University (Child and Adolescent Development Department) and California State University Monterey Bay (Human Development Department).
Most Early Childhood Education classes are held in the evening since many Early Childhood Education students work full time and many are raising young families themselves.