Early Childhood Care and Education Basics

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Basic TCC includes three basic ECCE courses that are needed for entry-level workers. The program provides an introductory course to the ECCE field, a child growth and development course, and health, safety and nutrition course. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, Georgia Pre-K programs. Bright from the Start (BFTS), the regulatory agency in Georgia, requires the basic knowledge included in this TCC for a person to be a lead teacher in a child care center and family day care center.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER® or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.

ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34

COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 70, Writing 32, Mathematics 26

Note: Before gaining employment in the Early Childhood field applicants must complete a satisfactory National Criminal Background Check.