Early Childhood Education

Sylvania SS 201 | Advisor: Doree Dennis | 971-722-4707 | FAX: 971-722-4869

Investing in Children

Student and teacher on the slide together

The early years shape a life. Research in child development has demonstrated that during the years from birth through 6 years old, important growth occurs in all domains, including social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic and physical development. The early childhood educator – whether a teacher, family or child care provider – plays a critical role in fostering children’s development and investing in their future.

In PCC’s Early Childhood Education program, we offer you the skills you need to succeed in the world of early childhood development, early childhood education centers, preschool programming, infant and toddler care, and family child care programs. Employment opportunities may include teaching assistant, child care aide, lead teacher, family child care provider and program director.

Prospective students should note that a completed not-for-credit credential (the CDA: Child Development Associate and the Oregon Registry Step 7) may apply to the Early Childhood Education program and the student’s transcript for program credit. Please speak with a program advisor for more details.

Portland Community College's Early Childhood Education articulation agreement with Portland State University allows for up to 80 transfer credits toward Portland State University's Child and Family Studies degree when students are accepted into the program. Students are encouraged to check with PSU, a PCC academic advisor and the University Transfer website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.