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 requirements for Early Childhood Teacher 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.
The Early Childhood Education Program at CMC offers 4 Certificates and 2 Degrees.
Early Childhood Education Scholarship
As of November 2023, the Early Childhood Education Scholarship has been awarded to 63 students for their Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters for a total of $126,000. Learn more about the scholarship:
The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree at Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The current accreditation term runs from March 2019 through March, 2026.
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Early Childhood Education: Assistant Teacher
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