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

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
Fall Term 2018 Schedule:
September 24-December 8, 2018. Mondays from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30 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

Bldg 19 room 254F
educationadvising@lanecc.edu

Josh Baker
Academic Advisor

Bldg 19 room 253M
educationadvising@lanecc.edu

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.

  • Beverly Hickey
    Faculty Member
  • Jean Bishop
    Program Faculty Lead
  • Josh Baker
    Academic Advisor
  • Kathleen Lloyd
    Faculty Member

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.