Sep 21, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program offers courses applicable to all students as well as those planning on a highly satisfying career teaching and nurturing young children. Individual classes such as child development, child guidance, and children’s literature may also be of interest to parents or community members. 

Department Head:

Teddi Schnurr, MA ECE/MSW

Desert Vista Campus, B-102, Mail Code 6107



Donna Cohn, 


Full-time faculty:

Ginny Harmelink




Early Childhood Assistant Educator Certificate  

Early Childhood Studies, AAS   


Program Highlights

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited program 2009-Present
  • Degree can be completed fully online, or combined with in-person courses
  • Pathways to university partners
  • Dedicated advisor