Early Childhood Education

Join UCC’s Early Childhood Education and prepare yourself for a rewarding career working in a multi-faceted educational setting, that provides you with the credentials to work with toddlers, preschool children, and their families.

The UCC Early Childhood Education degree program partners with our community to prepare high-quality early childhood education providers. You will learn to meet the cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of a diverse population of children ages birth to five by offering opportunities for students to put theory and skills to practice in early childhood settings.


Why choose this program?
  • Scholarship Available: Tuition & fees paid through the Oregon Early Learning Professional Development Grant
  • Learn & Earn: Apprenticeship with local early childhood centers available
  • Classes offered online or in the evening to promote work and
    school life flexibility
  • Complete a degree with 3 years of experience working with children
  • Easy to transfer credits to Southern Oregon University

Scholarships Available


Degrees & Certificates

>Early Childhood Development – A.S. Degree

>Early Childhood Education – A.A.S. Degree

>Early Childhood Education – One-year Certificate

>Early Childhood Education – Pathway Certificate

ECE Annual Picnic & Open House

Join us for a fun afternoon and learn how the UCC Early Childhood Education program can enhance your future. Event includes:

> Scholarship and paid apprenticeship information
> Carnival games
> Lunch

Open to new students, current students, and families

Saturday, August 26: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Swanson Amphitheatre

Career Opportunities

SOU Degree Partnership Program

The degree is fully articulated with SOU’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) program and allows students to transfer directly as juniors and be able to begin the ECD coursework at SOU with no loss of credits to pursue a bachelor’s degree.


  • "I grew up in a small community and would like to work in smaller rural communities, such as Myrtle Creek, where there is a need for educators."
    Samantha Robertson
    Early Childhood Education student
    Read Samantha's Story

More program info

Program description, outcomes and requirements are located in the Course Catalog.

Money for college

Between scholarships, grants, work study, and loans, students like you can qualify for thousands of dollars to help them reach their education goals.