Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education program at CMC can help you qualify for a career in the classroom or in administration
This program enables students to meet the educational qualification for group leader and director as defined by the Department of Human Services of the State of Colorado. This program provides training for those who want to become involved in the care of young children from birth to age eight. Courses in theory and lab experience are combined to provide a comprehensive base of growth and development, with a strong emphasis on field experiences. Early intervention, high risk, gifted and developmentally delayed issues are included.
Employment may be found in child care centers, preschools, kindergartens, nursery schools, after-school programs, recreational centers, playground, and other programs serving children from birth to age eight.
Graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.
The A.A.S. Early Childhood Education degree at Colorado Mountain College has earned full Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our full accreditation status will continue for the next five years.
NAEYC is nationally recognized as the premier leader and advocate in Early Childhood Education in the United States. Full accreditation ensures that our students have chosen a program of high quality to meet their professional development/education goals.
Program at a Glance
Degree: Early Childhood Education (AAS)
Certificates: Early Childhood Teacher, Group Leader, Director
See tuition information below
What classes will I take?
See the full curriculum with class descriptions on the Colorado Mountain College online catalog.
Early Childhood Education Curriculum (online catalog)
Early Childhood Teacher, Group Leader, Director (online catalog)
How much is tuition?
Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.
Tuition Rates for this program
per Credit Hour
|See Residency Requirements, District Map
*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester.
**Colorado residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify. See In-district.
***Non-residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify for a limited, special rate. See Second Home Owner Rate.
Special Tuition Rates at CMC
You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.
per Credit Hour
|Vets & Military Families||$103||$1,545|
|CMC Service Area||$103||$1,545|
|Western States (WUE)||$160.50||$2,407.50|
|*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester
See Residency Requirements
See Second Home Owner Tuition Rate
See District Employer Sponsored Rate