At Pitt Community College, the mission of our Education and Child Development Department is to prepare you for careers in early childhood development and educational settings for children ages birth through high school. We offer program options in:
Licensed Family Childcare Homes for Ages Birth Through 5
Licensed Center-Based Early Childhood Education Programs
NC Pre-K Programs
Public School Education Programs
Our transfer paths prepare you to continue your education in bachelor’s degree programs focusing on teacher licensure in birth through secondary education or human development and family studies. You will gain knowledge of theory-based best practices for engaging and interacting with young children and will apply this knowledge in approved community-based experiences while being supervised by qualified educators and faculty.
Education and early childhood development coursework includes required observation and practical experiences in licensed childcare facilities and public schools. To successfully complete this portion of coursework, you may be required to submit a Letter of Qualification from the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education or other requested criminal back as well as a Tuberculin test or screening. Any fees incurred in this process are your responsibility. Failure to comply with these requests could result in withdrawal from the program.
For more information regarding the Education and Child Development program, contact Melissa Rees, Department Chair at 252-493-7276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Pitt Community College, you will gain knowledge of theory-based best practices for engaging and interacting with children. You will also have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in approved community-based experiences while being supervised by qualified educators and faculty. Other program highlights include:
Our graduates use their education and human development knowledge to go on to work in Head Start programs, private childcare programs, and public schools as teaching assistants. You will also be qualified to open your own family and childcare programs.
With your degree in a Teacher Preparation Program or the Administration and Licensure tracks of the early childhood education programs, you will be ready to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor’s degree and/or your teaching license and teach in public and private educational programs.
With a two-year or four-year degree, you could go on to work in:
Child Development and Child Care Programs
Public and Private Schools
Head Start Programs
Public Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs
Early Childhood Education
Child, Family, and Community
Child Development I & II
Health, Safety, and Nutrition
School Age Development and Programs
Children with Special Needs
Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
Early Childhood Administration I & II
Language & Literacy Experiences
Co-op Work Experience
Foundations of Education
Teacher Licensure Prep
Autism Technical Concepts
Our Education and Childhood Development program focuses on teaching the skills and human development knowledge base of educators of all ages for their important work with children. Transferable degrees are designed to allow graduates to transfer to four-year programs in the field of birth through kindergarten, elementary, middle grades, higher education and special education teacher licensure programs, as well as early childhood administration.