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Welcome to  Early Childhood Education


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 Accreditation
The CFCC Early Childhood Associate Degree Program is seeking NAEYC accreditation. The application has been filed and a site visit is expected in the Spring 2012 semester.

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.

Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-7000

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 362-7700

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7900

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.