Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education is now a part of the Social Science Division!

Please bear with us as we transition and update the ECE content. Check back for updates. Contact the Social Science Divison if you have questions.

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.

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

Extended educational opportunities include:

  • Class related to state-mandated training for individuals already working in the field;
  • Parenting skills classes;
  • General Interest Classes
  • Skill building outside of seeking a degree

Early Childhood Education Video:

ECE academic advisors:

Leslie Soriano-Cervantes
Program Counselor
(541) 463-5512

Lori Areford
Program Advisor
(541) 463-5860


Please check out this link to the OSAC website. Specifically, OSAC has a listserv that individuals can sign up for to receive information updates about Oregon promise.

Complete the form to be added to the list. The website says that the listserv provides current information on the Oregon Promise on a frequest basis.

For students interested in transferring to a 4 year college in addition to completing the ECE AAS degree, please contact Lori Areford or Leslie Soriano in Counseling and Advising for Direct Transfer and Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree information. Please note, these degrees require a minimum completion of Math 105 with a passing grade.