Programs

Early Childhood Care and Education Basics (Certificate)

Program Description

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Basics TCC includes three Early Childhood Care and Education courses that are needed for entry-level workers. The program provides an introductory course to the ECCE field, a child growth and development course, and a health, safety, and nutrition course. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including childcare centers and homes, Head Start/Early Head Start programs, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Program Details

  • Major Code: EC31
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campuses, Henry Center and Online
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 9

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

All learning support classes must be completed and a minimum grade of C for each course is required to receive the certificate of award from SCTC.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

ItemCost
CPR/first aid$60

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
ECCE 1101Intro to Early Childhood Care/Education (Required)3
ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development (Required)3
ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition (Required)3
early childhood care and education basics

Program Faculty

Dr. Roslyn J. McCurry
Program Coordinator
Roslyn.McCurry@sctech.edu
(770) 229-3404
Henry County

James Peas
Instructor, Early Childhood Education
James.Peas@sctech.edu
(706) 646-6201
Griffin Camus

Megan Graves
Instructor, Early Childhood Education
Megan.Graves@sctech.edu
(706) 646-6392
Griffin Campus

Career and Academic Planning

Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Sharon.Craft@sctech.edu
(706) 646-6143
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Bridgette.Worst@sctech.edu
(770) 412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A