Certificate in Early Childhood Education
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Program Details

CCC&TI offers four online certificates in Early Childhood Education. Students can choose from programs focusing on Child Care Operator, School-Age Provider, Teacher Caregiver, or Infant/Toddler.

Each certificate program combines virtual learning with in-person experience under the supervision of a qualified teacher. Graduates will be skilled in creating and implementing developmentally appropriate education plans for young children. The program emphasizes child growth and development, physical and nutritional needs of children, care and guidance of children, and communication skills with parents and children.

Graduates can find employment in settings including:

  • Child care programs
  • Preschool
  • Public and private schools
  • Recreational centers
  • Head Start programs
  • School age programs


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • In-house placement testing prior to enrollment
  • Criminal background check
  • Additional requirements may be needed

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming