Early Childhood Education


Students earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education Technology. The program supports the development of teachers of young children, ages birth through eight years. Students gain knowledge and skills that support children’s growth while working in partnership with parents. The program offers educational opportunities for experienced educators as well as those beginning in the profession.

Completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree meets professional standards in a broad range of early childhood education settings. Graduates of the Early Childhood Education Technology program are leaders in the community in serving children and families. Students earning an Associate in Applied Science Degree, with plans to transfer to a four-year college teaching credential program, may link to university and counseling departments at Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College, Tougaloo College and The University of Southern Mississippi.

Requirements for Graduation

  • Pre-Pac
  • Completion of 68 Academic/Child Development Technology semester credit hours

Employment Opportunities

Traditional Child Care Center Director/Owner, Head Start Teacher/Aide, Child Care Teacher, Family Child Care Home Provider, Before and After School-age Provider, Early Intervention/Special Needs Programs, Para-Teacher/Aide, Home Visitor, Nanny

Courses Are Offered At These Locations


You can expect to take courses covering topics on Nutrition, Health & Safety for Children, Guiding Social and Emotional Behavior, and Creative Arts for Children. For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate
  • G.E.D.
  • ACT Composite score of 14 or Placement score of 37


Jackson ATC
Ericka Davis
Curriculum Coordinator
P: 601-987-8127

Patricia Grantham
P: 601-936-5524

Monica Davis
P: 601-885-7160

Lashanda Davis

Alicia Tinsley
Lead Instructor

Kay Chaney
P: 601-629-6847

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