As more studies are done and our national attention focuses on it, we are realizing the importance of early childhood education. In fact, over the last decade, research has shown that the mental, emotional, and social development of very young children is critical to their life-long success. Their learning has an impact on individual academic achievement, our nation’s economy, and our shared societal system.

It stands to reason, then, that graduates of our Early Childhood Education Program have the opportunity to have a major impact on their future students and our world. Early childhood education is no longer viewed as glorified babysitting, and our curriculum ensures that you learn all of the skills necessary to have a positive, life-long impact on your students. It covers behavior management, early literacy, cognitive development, special needs, and much more.

The program offers short-term certificates that can be earned in one semester as well as an associate degree. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.   

Early Childhood Education Programs at LCCC

Short-Term Certificates

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Early Childhood Education – Infant and Toddler


Associate Degrees

Early Childhood Education Degree


Interested in a Bachelor’s Degree?

Our articulation agreement with Kent State University provides a pathway to a bachelor’s degree from the LCCC Early Childhood Education program.