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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Pathway Certificate

This certificate provides you with basic skills in the early care and education of infants and toddlers. It is designed for students just entering the early care and education field, those who wish to focus their education and work experience with infants and toddlers, and  those already employed in child care, but who need an immediate certificate to continue working in an Oregon licensed facility. Graduates may continue to seek the associate degree seamlessly, since all of the certificate classes are wholly contained within the degree program.

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Step 1

Fill out our response form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Early Childhood Education program.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

Careers

The State of Oregon requires individuals working in a licensed child care facility to have at least 14 college credits of Early Childhood Education. The classes offered in this certification are specific to those seeking to work with infants and toddlers under age three. All credits earned as part of the Early Childhood Certificate may be applied to the associate degree.

Program Requirements

You will earn a Infant/Toddler Career Pathway Certificate by successfully completing the required twenty (20) credit hours with a grade of C or better in all courses. Students will be required to register in the Oregon Registry before beginning coursework and pay for a background history check. Proof of MMR vaccinations is also required for ED 101. CPR and First Aid, and a Food Handler’s Certificate are required before ED 103.

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Contact

Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Sally Guyon - Contact
Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator
Phone: 503-764-8747

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