If you are passionate about working with young children and their families, a degree in early childhood education might be the right fit for you. The Early Childhood Education program at Gateway Technical College is a two-year associate degree program offered at the Racine Campus. Students will learn how to teach infants, toddlers and young children as well as how to be advocates for children and their families. The program’s academically rigorous coursework will leave graduates with a unique, clear understanding of the profession. Specifically, students will develop an understanding of early childhood development, the best ways to teach children and how to work with families. Students will also learn about the impact that public policy decisions have on children and families.
All classes are offered in a face-to-face format, with selected classes also offered online, providing flexibility for busy schedules. Student teaching experience will equip students with a professional portfolio to document skills and strengths. Early Childhood Education graduates will be ready to go from the Gateway classroom to a classroom of children.