Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood students work on class activities

Early Childhood Education

If you want to work with children, Early Childhood Education would be an excellent program for you. Learn about child growth and development, the physical needs of children, how to guide children and how to communicate with children and their parents. Take your classroom lessons into facilities that serve children and put theory into practice under the supervision of qualified teachers.

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Graduates work in child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start programs and after-school programs serving children from birth through age eight.


Possible Careers
Preschool Teacher
Childcare Educators
Head Start
Prime Time Assistants
Childcare Providers or Directors
NC Pre-K Teacher Assistants
Public School Teacher Assistants

Early Childhood Education Mission Statement

The Mission of the Mitchell Community College Early Childhood Education Program is to prepare individuals to work with children ages birth to 8 years old in diverse learning environments. 

Students will integrate their knowledge and understanding of the needs and characteristics of young children, engage and support family and community relationships, as well as design and implement developmentally appropriate activities for children.

Students will inform practice through technology and hands on experiences with young children. Graduates will be able to observe, assess, and collect data in order to create a plan of action to individualize each child's learning experience. 

Program Outcomes (Completers, Graduation Rates and Retention Rates)

Study Options
Early Childhood Education A.A.S. Degree (A55220C)
Early Education B-K Licensure Transfer (A55220L)
Early Education Non-Teaching Licensure Transfer (A55220NL)

Early Childhood Education Diploma (D55220)

Early Childhood Education Certificate (C55220E)


Paul Stein, Instructor
(704) 838-1547

Tia Coleman, Dean of College Transfer Division
(704) 878-3345