Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education is a career option that has increased in demand. This expanding field is seeking potential students with keen observation skills, a talent for human insight, clear communication skills, and respect for children and families.

If the following profile describes you, then a career in Early Childhood Education may be in your future:

  • I enjoy being around young children.
  • I like creating learning activities that help children grow.
  • I am interested in child development stages and growth.
  • I get a kick out of seeing children grasp new concepts.

Program Outcomes:

At Blackhawk Technical College, you will develop the skills needed to address the creative challenges you will face in working with young children:

  • ECE 1. Apply child development theory to practice.
  • ECE 2. Cultivate relationships with children, family, and the community.
  • ECE 3. Assess child growth and development.
  • ECE 4. Use best practices in teaching and learning.
  • ECE 5. Demonstrate professionalism.
  • ECE 6. Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices.

Early Childhood Associate Degree graduates will meet the state educational requirements to be a Child Care Teacher in a licensed group early childhood center for children ages 2 weeks to 10 years old.

Physical information needs to be completed before the start of school. Practicum students must meet DCF requirements for information disclosure records and background record checks.