Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Interested in pursuing a career that will make a difference in children's lives?

RCC's Early Childhood & Elementary Education program is a great place to meet your goals of working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and/or elementary age children and their families in a wide variety of public and private settings. Coursework and practical experience emphasize the knowledge of child growth and development and providing experiences for children that foster positive intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

The program is designed for persons of all ages and backgrounds with special attention given to individual student needs and abilities. To meet students' needs, courses are offered online and in the classroom. Enrollment in most classes is open to all interested students whether they attend school full- or part-time. Many courses are also excellent for parents and others who work with young children and for teachers needing to keep their teaching credentials current.

The ECEE program provides practical hands-on training in the Redwood Campus-based laboratory school, as well as in local Head Start and Early Head Start centers, child care centers and preschools, and elementary classrooms in Jackson and Josephine counties. Students apply their knowledge from coursework to practice recommended guidance techniques, develop and carry out curriculum, and use appropriate strategies to foster the needs of children as individuals.

Here's what our students are saying about RCC's Early Childhood and Elementary Education program:

For more information, contact Eileen Micke-Johnson, department chair, at emicke@roguecc.edu