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).
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. Summer term 2018 schedule: 10 am - Noon: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13. Please call 541-463-5517 to schedule an appointment.

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

Early Childhood Education Video:

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

Lori Areford
Academic Advisor

Bldg 19 room 254F

Josh Baker
Academic Advisor

Bldg 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.