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ECEC Academic Information

The Early Child Education and Care program offers students the knowledge and skills that enables them to provide education and care for infants, toddlers, preschool-aged and school-aged children. Classroom experiences are combined with direct observation and participation in both campus and community Early Childhood programs.

Students at COD can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Education and Care, an AAS in Early Childhood Administration. The A.A.S. Degree Requirements and a Student Planning Worksheet are available to assist you with your degree planning.

In addition, the college offers six certificate programs: Early Childhood Education and Care; Infant, Toddler and 2-Year-Old Child Care; Early Childhood Center Administration; School-Age Child Care; Multicultural Education and Care for the Young Child; and Family Child Care Provider.

For more information, call a faculty member for assistance.

Contact Information

Christine Jandak, Program Advisor
Early Childhood Education and Care and Education Programs
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H01F
Direct line: (630) 942-2981
For appointments, contact Counseling & Advising

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010