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. 

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, Kathleen Lloyd.

For all certificate and degree options, please contact ECE advisors Andi Graham or Ben Fisher at EducationAdvising@lanecc.edu

You can also access the drop-in advisors schedule at https://www.lanecc.edu/advising/drop-advising

All students seeking a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education must complete 1-3 terms of on campus student teaching (ECE 240). The LCC child care center lab school will be open under the COVID-19, Phase 2, Oregon guidelines. Center staff and families and all student teachers enrolled in ECE 240 will be expected to follow all mandated safety protocols. Please continue to check your Lane email for further updates from the ECE 240 student teaching instructor,
Kathleen Lloyd (lloydk@lanecc.edu).

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.