Early Childhood Education Careers

Train for a new career in under two years!

Early Childhood Education Careers

Financial Aid

You may qualify to get help paying for your education! Financial aid opportunities are available for many of the short-term training programs listed here!

Individual Training Account (ITA)

An ITA is a voucher, issued by the Workforce Investment Board, to be used to pay for an eligible individual's training costs. Contact LCCC's Employment and Career Services office at 440-366-4076 for more information.

Credit vs. Non-Credit. What's the Difference?

The credit and non-credit programs both provide valuable job skills for a great career. Classes taken in credit programs, however, can often be used as a stepping stone toward an associate's or bachelor's degree.

LCCC offers many certificate training programs that help you learn new career skills in a hurry. The short-term training opportunities are perfect for those who want to train for a good job, but aren't able to commit to long-term education or training.

Plus, credits earned for many of these programs can be applied to related LCCC associate's degree and LCCC University Partnership bachelor's degree programs.

See how you can turn a short-term commitment into long-term success for your employment and educational goals.

Short-Term Technical Certificates  

Earn a certificate in one year or less. Coursework typically transfers into  related one-year technical certificate and associate degree programs.

  • Early Childhood Education (16 credits)
    Designed for those students who wish to be employed as a teacher or teachers aid in a preschool/daycare, or in-home setting.
     
  • Early Childhood Education - Administrative Concentration (19/20 credits)
    Designed to meet the needs of Center Administrators or those persons interested in the administration of child care centers. These courses provide basic information relative to developmental characteristics, curriculum organization, classroom programming, administrative aspects, crisis intervention, and group management.
     
  • Early Childhood Education - After School Care (21 credits) 
    Includes course work required for centers who are working on a star rating for the Step Up to Quality Program. These courses provide information relevant to the development of children ages 5-12 and focus on activity planning, behavior management and program development.
     
  • Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler (19 credits) 
    Designed for those persons who are interested in working with children ages six weeks to three. These courses were designed to provide basic information relative to developmental characteristics, curriculum organization, classroom programming, observation and record keeping.

Now What?

Click here for admissions and registration information. We're here to help you decide which short-term program will get you where you want to go.

Announcements

Extended Hours

Enrollment and Financial Services, located on the first floor of the Bass Library, will offer extended hours through August including some Saturday hours. 

Click here for extended hours.   

Register Today!

Register today for Fall classes. Classes begin August 25. Learn more and register today at www.lorainccc.edu/register.  

Convocation Office Closure

All LCCC offices will be closed 8:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014 for Convocation.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
Click here to learn more and register.

Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.

MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for summer semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours