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Early Childhood Education


The Folsom Lake College early childhood education (ECE) curriculum primarily focuses on the period from birth to eight years old, when brain development is at its peak. The program takes a holistic approach to the cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development of children, and is designed to serve as a basis for lifelong learning and to support their well-being. FLC's program produces equity-minded early childhood educators capable of nurturing, educating, and advocating for all children and their families.

The Early Childhood Education Program offers students multiple academic pathways along a career ladder. Completion of these programs verify students' knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the following pathways:

Note: Students enrolled in coursework that requires lab work in early childhood education programs must show proof of TB clearance completed within the past six months and documentation of all required immunizations. Lab placements may also require fingerprinting.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • A.S.-T. in Early Childhood Education for Transfer
  • A.A. in ECE-Site Supervisor
  • A.A. in Early Childhood Education
  • A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • ECE-Infant Specialist Certificate
  • ECE-Master Teacher Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher Certificate
  • ECE-Assistant Teacher Certificate
  • ECE-Associate Teacher Certificate
  • Division Dean Brian Robinson
  • Department Chair Jennifer Kraemer
  • Phone (916) 361-6330
  • Email