(Jackson County, Jefferson Davis and Perkinston Campuses)
The Early Childhood Education Technology program provides preparation for a professional career in the discipline of Early Childhood Education spanning a variety of career options. This discipline includes classroom instruction, supervised laboratory experiences, and work-based learning experiences. Students will develop competencies, that enable them to provide services, teach, and guide young children as related to various child-development professions.
The Early Childhood Education Technology curriculum is a two-year discipline that leads to students becoming a Certified Childcare Director. This pre-school curriculum meets the National Association for the Education of Young Children Standards for Early Childhood Professional preparation and the Mississippi Department of Education Benchmarks for Pre-Kindergarten (3 and 4 year olds).
Jobs are available for all students who complete this discipline in a public, private, or parochial Early Childhood Education Technology program, including those in public and private child care centers that serve children of all socioeconomic levels and abilities, commercial, industrial, institutional and centers; and recreational and hospital child care centers.
Students must comply with Mississippi State Department of Health Licensure Division regulations requiring a complete criminal background check and fingerprinting. Student must meet with advisor upon admission to CDT program for appropriate paperwork and signatures.
This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college advisor for advisement.
All students completing a career and technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board-approved Technical Attainment Assessment where applicable. See your advisor for further details.