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Program Mission

The mission of the Early Childhood Associate Program is to prepare early childhood educators for careers in working with young children and families. Reflecting on NAEYC’s Code of Ethics, students will integrate knowledge and understanding with practice in diverse childcare environments. The Early Childhood Program focuses on students’ understanding of theories of child development, knowledge of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development and the utilizing of developmentally appropriate practices.

Early Childhood News


NAEYC-ECADA Accreditation
The CFCC Early Childhood Associate Degree Program is accredited through NAEYC-ECADA (National Association for the Education of Young Children-Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation).

NAEYC Conceptual Framework

NAEYC Standards

Wilmington Women’s Club Early Childhood Education Scholarship
Jessica Fitzgerald has been chosen as the recipient for this $500.00 scholarship sponsored by the Wilmington Women’s Club. Congratulations Jessica.

Early Childhood Tutor
Tammy Herring is the Early Childhood Education Tutor. If you find that you need tutoring services she can be contacted through the Learning Lab.

Financial Aid
For your information: The Early Childhood Education Certificate does not qualify for financial aid as it does not meet the current financial aid qualifications.