Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

For students whose career goal is to teach children from birth to pre-kindergarten age in childcare centers and in-home settings, Lane Community College offers a two year, Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science Degree as well as a one year, ECE Certificate. For transfer degree options, please contact ECE advisors Andi Graham or Ben Fisher at EducationAdvising@lanecc.edu or in Building 1, Room 103.

Extended educational opportunities include:

  • Class related to state-mandated training for individuals already working in the field;
  • Parenting skills classes;
  • College credit for prior learning for individuals at STEP 7.5 on the Professional Development Registry

Note: College credit is available for prior learning for individuals at Step 7 or higher on the Professional Development Registry. Please contact the program coordinator, Jean Bishop.

To enroll in ECE program classes, email the ECE academic advisors, Andi Graham or Ben Fisher, at AcademicAdvisors@lanecc.edu, Building 1, Room 103, for an appointment. 

Attend an ECE Orientation Session for Winter Term enrollment on Tuesday, November 19th from 2:00-2:45 pm in Building 26, Room 314- LCC ECE Lab School.  Meet with the ECE program coordinator. Tour the lab school classrooms & learn about classes as well as the student teaching requirements. 

All students seeking a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education must complete 1-3 terms of on campus student teaching (ECE 240). To complete the required paperwork for student teaching and schedule hours in the lab school classrooms, contact Jean Bishop, ECE faculty and Program Coordinator, at BishopJ@lanecc.edu or (541) 463-5287.

For the Fall 2019 term, Jean's hours on campus are as follows: Mondays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; Tuesdays: 1:00-4:00 pm; and Wednesdays: 11:30 am-2:45 pm.

Please call (541) 463-5517 to schedule and appointment during the above hours or contact AcademicAdvising@lanecc.edu if you need further assistance.

See the LaneCC Oregon Promise information page for helpful information about this program.

Attending classes at Lane

Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, First Year Experience and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.