Academic Disciplines

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

WNC's Early Childhood Education program is an occupational preparation program which concentrates on the teaching skills needed to work with young children and parents. Students may earn an Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement oran Associate of Applied Science degree to help them gain employment in the child care or related field.

Some courses transfer to local colleges and universities, providing a "career ladder" opportunity for students who are seeking additional training for jobs in the care and education of infants, preschoolers and handicapped young children.

The curriculum includes experience with children to develop teaching skills; classes in human development and interpersonal relationships; and instruction on how to select, plan and present learning activities.

Successful completion of the Early Childhood Education certificate or associate degree is designed to qualify students for such employment opportunities as assistants, teachers and directors in child care centers; teachers and assistants in preschools; home day care providers and other child/family related careers.

Early Childhood Education is a discipline in the Career and Technical Education Division division.

For additional information, please contact:
Early Childhood Education
Career and Technical Education Division
Donald W. Reynolds Center for Technology 113A
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-4272

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