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Early Childhood Education Information

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Overview
SCF offers the following undergraduate degrees in education:
Bachelor of Science (BS) Early Childhood Education (BSECE)
Associates of Science (AS) Early Childhood Education (ASECE)

In addition to the undergraduate degrees, SCF offers ECE certificates which prepare students for immediate employment:

(1) Florida Childcare Professional Credential (FCCPC) is the State of Florida Department of Children and Families Credential required to teach in an accredited early childhood center.The FCCPC is accepted instead of the National CDA, with new National Head Start mandates. SCF students earn the required 12 college credit course content when they successfully complete with a grade of "C" or higher, EEC 1000, EEC 1601, EEC 1001, and EEC 1319. The lowest beginning level for childcare providers is the Department of Children and Families mandated hours (30+10+5).

(2) Florida Director Credential is the educational requirement for all administrators /directors of early childhood centers or licensed family child care homes. Students who need to meet the Department of Children and Families requirement for the Foundation Level Director Credential must successfully complete EEC 2002 . The courses that meet the DCF Advanced Level Director Credential requirement are EEC 2202 EEC 2527   and EEC 2520 .

(3) Early Childhood and Early Intervention 1 year certificate is the educational requirement for curriculum coordinators. While obtaining these certificates, you are earning 36 credits towards your AS degree (60 college credits).

Program of Study:

  • Classroom management
  • Technology for educators
  • Early childhood
  • Assessment
  • Exceptional Learners

Career Options:

  • Child development center manager
  • Preschool teacher
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Classroom teacher
  • Administrator of programs
 

Program Director: Dr. April L. Fleming
941-363-7265phone icon Lakewood Ranch
flemina@scf.edu 

Program Assistant: Linda Baxter-Plank
941-408-1412, Venice
baxterl@scf.edu  

 

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