The Early Childhood Education program at Lorain County JVS prepares students to teach three to five year old children in preschool classrooms. The program, in partnership with Lorain County Community College, gives students an opportunity to earn college credit that lead into an Early Childhood Education pathway. 

College Credit Opportunities 

Students in Tech Prep classes or programs are better prepared for college, have fewer tuition expenses, and reduce the amount of time it takes to earn their college degree. Students can earn college credit through three options: Bi-Lateral Articulation Agreements (Tech Prep); Ohio Career Technical Transfer Credit (CTAG); and College Credit Plus (CCP). If you complete both years of your College Tech Prep program, you could be eligible to earn the credits listed below:

Tech Prep Credit

  • ECED 255, Creative Development for the Young Child, 4 credits
  • ECED 256, Cognitive Development, 4 credits
  • ECED 283, Student Teaching & Seminar I, 3 credits
  • SDEV 101, College 101, 1 credit


CTAG Credit

  • ECED 111, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 3 credits (CTEC001)
  • ECED 171, Health, Safety & Nutrition, 2 credits (CTEC002)
  • ECED 278, Infant & Toddler Development, 3 credits (CTEC003)

College Credit Plus Opportunities at Lorain County JVS

Students can choose to take College Credit Plus courses at either the Lorain County JVS; your home school; LCCC’s main campus and outreach centers; or online. To create your schedule, talk to your high school guidance counselor or schedule a meeting with your CCP adviser.

Apply Your Earned College Credits to Your Degree!

Through the Early Childhood Education program at Lorain County JVS, you were being prepared to enter a program at LCCC in an Early Childhood Education pathway. Explore how your credits could apply into a program of interest!  

Learn how to obtain your credits at our Resources for Parents & Students page; as a reminder, credits are good for two years following high school graduation, so don’t delay!