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 advisor Lori Areford (see contact information below).

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 for prior learning for individuals at STEP 7 or higher on the Professional Development Registry.

To enroll in the ECE certificate or degree program, please contact: 

Jean Bishop, ECE faculty and program coordinator, at bishopj@lanecc.edu or (541) 463-5287
Spring Term 2019 Schedule:
April 1-June 15, 2019. Mondays from 8:30 am - 3:30 am, Tuesdays from 1:00-4:30 pm, and Wednesdays from 1:00-4:30 pm. Please call (541) 463-5517 to schedule an appointment.

To enroll in ECE program classes, email the ECE academic advisors for an appointment:

Lori Areford​
Academic Advisor

Building 19, Room 254F

Josh Baker
Academic Advisor

Bulding 19, Room 253M

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.

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, located at our downtown campus. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.