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Early Childhood Education


Changing the landscape of early childhood education

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program at Paradise Valley Community College is designed to provide students with a wide variety of learning opportunities.

The ECE program at PVCC offers you:

  • Engaging, dynamic, and effective learning experiences

  • Opportunities to build lasting partnerships and network with other quality educators

  • Instruction rooted in early childhood accreditation criteria and developmentally appropriate practice

  • Immediately useful and relevant coursework

  • Coursework in a variety of formats – web-based, Guided Independent Learning, and on-site classes

  • Field experiences and study tours of exceptional sites

  • Committed, experienced, and highly qualified faculty

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree at Paradise Valley Community College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The current accreditation term runs from March 2020 through March 2022.