Early Childhood Education


EVIT Early Childhood Education

First year ECE I students focus on early childhood philosophy, childhood development, career opportunities and current issues in safety, health, nutrition and curriculum development.  They 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.  

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Second year ECE II 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.

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

Course Code CC10, CC20, CC25

Prerequisites  At least 6 high school credits, including Pre-Algebra, 'C' or better and English, 'B' or better
On track to graduate or a plan for graduation
2.0 GPA or equivalent standardized test scores
Negative Tuberculosis test (all students tested in August)
No criminal record (Arizona state law requires students to sign a criminal history verification form) 
Length 2-4 semesters

Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus


Certification Child Development Associate (CDA) 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





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