The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
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create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
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Also see Early Education & Child Development 622.5.
This program prepares students for an entry-level position
working with infants, children, adolescents and their families in a
variety of settings and for transfer to a Pre-K-4 teacher
Students learn about best practices in direct care and
education, diversity when working with children and their families
and techniques for working with children who have special needs.
Through classes, weekly field observations and practicums, students
learn about professionalism, human development. health, mental
health, infant and child care agencies, family relationships, laws
and regulations governing the welfare of children and their
families and community resources available for working with
children and their families.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate
observation and assessment strategies to positively influence
children's development and learning as they employ appropriate
discipline terminology and professional tone in written and oral
Weekly observations are required. Students must be eligible for
clearances through the Federal Bureau of lnvestigation (FBI)
Criminal History Clearance (Act 114). Pennsylvania State Police
Criminal History Check (Act 34) and the Pennsylvania Child Abuse
History Record Check (Act 151) and meet local requirements of the
field placement site.
Career opportunities exist in infant/toddler centers,
home-family support roles, early childhood programs, nursery
schools, pre-school programs, before and after school programs,
private and public schools, hospitals, therapeutic day care and
residential centers, group homes, community living arrangements and
private homes. Upon completion of this program, students may seek
employment as a childcare practitioner or an early childhood
This program is the career and program-to-program transfer
program for Early Education & Child Development. Students who
plan to continue on to a teacher certification program should meet
with an advisor or transfer counselor to discuss this educational
goal. Graduates achieving a minimum of 3.0 GPA may choose to earn a
bachelor's degree in early childhood education with Pre-K-4 Teacher
Certification. Teacher certification candidates must successfully
pass the required Pennsylvania teacher certification tests in both
basic skills and pedagogy and should consult with faculty for
Students select Mat-107, MAT-190 or MAT-195. Students should consult with an advisor or transfer counselor when choosing this course. MAT-107 is required for Program to Program transfer.
Students in career program or transferring to a
non-TAOC institution may choose: MAT-195 Business