Degrees and Certifications
The SFCC Early Childhood Education program offers several options:
Students in these courses are exposed to rigorous curriculum that
includes many hours of actual work with children, as well as
classroom discussion and theory. Most first quarter students can
complete their field hours with children in the SFCC Early Learning
Center, a Head Start and Early Head Start program providing day and
evening care/education for children ages 6 weeks through school-age.
Students also are assigned to approved field site settings in private
child care centers, special programs such as ECEAP and before/after
school-age care, and public elementary schools to expose them to
different program structures and teaching styles. This broad
exposure to a variety of settings with children, under direct
supervision of a master teacher, is one of the program’s strengths.