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Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Do you have an aptitude for working with children? Enroll in the California College of Early Childhood Education and get on track to become a preschool teacher or child care director. We offer various classes to help you acquire the skills you need for your career in early childhood education. Imagine a class that can be done in the comfort of your home, a career-focused course that can be done in as little as ten Saturdays.

About the College

• Enroll anytime during the year to meet licensing requirements.

• Gain 6 units / 355 clock hours of course work in field training (Intro. to ECE Environment and Childcare Provider Practicum) in your current child care center work environment.

• Transfer units can be applied toward our certificate.

• Course meet the State of California, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division requirements under Title 22 regulations for preschool / day care center teachers and directors.

• Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions - Course credits that are earned are not universally accepted by other institutions of higher learning. Decisions concerning that acceptance of course credit by other institutions are made at the sole discretion of the governing body of those institutions. California College of Early Childhood Education does not imply nor guarantee that course credits will be accepted by or transferable to any other college, university, or institution and it should not be assumed that any course credits can be transferred. Each institution has its own policies governing the acceptance of credit from other institutions. Students wishing to transfer course credits, should check if that institution will accept according to their policies on transfer of credits.

• California College of Early Childhood Education works in conjunction with Temp Care Child Care Staffing in the San Francisco bay area to help students in the area find employment. For more information, please call Toll Free (855) 345-1555.

California College of Early Childhood Education's Mission Statement

The primary mission of California College of Early Childhood Education is to instruct students to such competency levels that they are qualified for initial employment
and/or career advancement in the Early Childhood Education field.

California College offers a fast paced program on Saturday that doesn't interfere with your employment. Face to face Classes are scheduled on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Text books will be issued to student first day of class and returned the last day of class. Modules are scheduled to be completed in five Saturdays. You will earn three semester units. The Saturday classes allows students to have employment during the week.


Are You a Parent?

Are you aware of the progress your child is making – academically as well as socially? Do you want to learn more about your child’s development and about ways to enhance and improve it? Talk to us. You can call our toll free line at (855) 345-1555 or email us at


The following is the only certificate program we offer.

Certificate Program
Early Childhood Education Certificate - 24 units (All eight modules offered)


California College classes are suited for both aspiring teachers and teachers who want
to advance their teaching careers. Check out our class schedule below to get started.

   Face to Face Class Schedule - Saturday 2014

  Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2   8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE104 Hands-on-Curriculum
  Aug 9, 16, 23, Sept 6, 13   8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE105 Infant/Toddler Development
  Aug 9, 16, 23, Sept 6, 13     8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE103 Child Development
  Sept 20, 27, Oct 4, 18, 25       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE102 Child, Family, & Community
  Sept 20, 27, Oct 4, 18, 25       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE106 Supervision & Administration
  Nov 1, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE101 Intro. to ECE Curriculum

Students need to complete the admission process before they can register and enroll in classes. Filling out an admission/registration form doesn't confirm your enrollment. Every student needs to talk to an academic advisor before starting classes.

1. Students who are absent the first day will not be admitted to the class.
2. Students may not bring children, relatives, or others with them to class.
3. Foreign students must sit for TOEFL (61 score)
4. Online students must present photo ID



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