Early Childhood Education is for students who want to work with children. Gain hands-on experience in an on-site lab school while learning how to interact with young children and facilitate developmentally-appropriate activities.

First-year students focus on the early childhood philosophy, career opportunities and current issues in health, nutrition and curriculum development.. They also gain hands-on experience in lab settings including our on-site lab school operated by Bright Ideas and off-site at a variety of Head Start programs.

During the second year, students participate in a lab setting and focus on child guidance techniques, family dynamics, observation/assessment, advanced curriculum development and classroom management. This self-paced, performance-based program allows for advancement that meets individual academic needs.

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn their Child Development Associate national certification upon completion of this program and the necessary requirements.

Note: This is a dual enrollment course. For more information, visit the Dual Enrollment page.

Get started! Enroll in the Early Childhood Education program.

For announcements and updates about the Early Childhood Education and Education Professions program, text evit to 89800

Course Code CC10


Length 2-4 semesters

Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus


Certification Child Development Associate National Certification


Possible Careers Preschool or Child Care Assistant Teacher, Recreation/Activities/Party Coordinator, Nanny, Family Care Provider, Elementary Education Aide, Certified Elementary Education Teacher (Early Childhood Endorsement)

Average Entry Level Salary $9-$11 per hour




Education Professions


Identify philosophies and develop a leadership and teaching style.

The college prep curriculum includes a survey study of the teaching profession and educational theories of learning. Conduct research, create lessons, and present concepts.

Participate in various job shadowing experiences.

Note: This is a dual enrollment course. For more information, visit the Dual Enrollment page.

For announcements and updates about the Early Childhood Education and Education Professions program, text evit to 89800.

Course Code ED10


Length 2 semesters

Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus


Possible Careers Childcare & Preschool Aides or Assistant Teacher, Recreation/Activities/Party Coordinator, Nanny, Family Care Provider, Elementary Education Aide, Certified Elementary Education Teacher, Kids Club Coordinator

Average Entry Level Salary $9-$11 per hour

It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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