Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

Program Format: On-Ground

Our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program equips students to pursue and advance in careers involving educating and caring for young children. Students will develop an understanding of young children’s characteristics, needs, and the multiple influences on their development and learning, which will enable them to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.

At Humphreys University, we educate motivated and determined students who desire a practical, affordable, and accessible academic program. To accommodate our working students, we offer our courses online, evenings, and in hybrid formats. We operate on an eleven-week quarter system with four quarters per year. You can start the Early Childhood Education program at the start of any of our four terms. The application process is easy and counselors are available walk you through the financial aid process.

Students in the ECE program will…

  • Develop an understanding of young children’s characteristics, needs, and the multiple influences on their development;
  • Learn how to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children;
  • Study the importance and characteristics of children’s families and communities;
  • Understand how to create respectful relationships that support and empower families, and to involve all families in their child’s development and learning;
  • Gain an understanding of the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment;
  • Learn to use observation, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies to positively influence children’s development and learning;
  • Learn to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum experiences that promote positive development.

units for Associate's Degree

units for Bachelor's Degree

Program Highlights

Courses are aligned with the CCTC Permit Matrix so you can earn the ECE permit while pursuing your degree.

We accept transfer units from all accredited institutions to enable students to complete their degree faster.

Students can earn up to 12 units of credit in the major if they work in the ECE field.

Your Future in ECE

Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our Early Childhood Education graduates now work in roles that range from site supervising to parent educating. Your options with an ECE degree are vast. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are an estimated 441,000 early childhood educators in the United States. Consider any of these careers in Early Childhood Education:

• Infant/Toddler Teacher

• Child & Family Advocate

• Center Director

• Early Interventionist

• Family Case Worker

Meet Our Faculty

When you arrive to class, whether it is in a classroom or through your computer, you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies. Humphreys University prides itself on offering a well-rounded set of courses taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Donna Roberts

Dr. Roberts is the Associate Dean and has been with the University since 2011. Dr. Roberts earned her Ed.D. from California State University, Stanislaus, and she earned her Master of Arts in Reading Education also from CSU, Stanislaus. Dr. Roberts holds an Administrative Services Credential, Reading Specialist Credential, and CLEAR CLAD Multiple Subject Credential.

Beverly Clark

Dr. Clark gained a BA in Liberal Studies and MA in History/International Relations at California State University, Stanislaus. She earned her doctorate in Education and Administrative Credential at University of the Pacific. Dr. Clark joined Humphreys in 2008 and is Associate Professor of our Early Childhood Education department.

Financial Aid Available

Let us help you obtain the financial resources you need to succeed.

The purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who without such aid, would be unable to pursue higher education. We help by guiding you through the financial aid process. We help make your educational dreams a reality. Our financial aid staff are available and ready to answer your questions or concerns, by phone, in person, or by email. No appointment is necessary. Humphreys University is approved for the training of Veterans.

To apply for financial aid, fill out the FAFSA and include our school code: 001212