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Early Childhood Education Brochure


All first-year students attending Mercer County Career Center will be evaluated using Benchmarks. Benchmarks are an indicator of future success in the field and for further training.


Assistant Teacher, Caregiver, Child Care Worker, Child Caregiver, Childcare Provider, Childcare Worker, Daycare Teacher, Daycare Worker, Infant Teacher, Toddler Teacher

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Median wages (2016)$10.18 hourly, $21,170 annual Projected growth (2014-2024) Average (5% to 8%) Average (5% to 8%) *Source: O-Net

Early Childhood Student Teacher and Preschooler

Learn the skills needed to work with young children.

Expertise is obtained in a fully equipped preschool.

Courses of Study

  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education

  • Early Childhood Education Intermediate

  • Early Childhood Education Advanced

Industry Certifications

  • Child Development Associate

  • Pediatric First Aid and Infant Rescue Breathing

Class Requirements

  • Students are responsible for:

  • Program-specific clothing

This class was great and I learned a lot from it. It also helped me learn how to become a better teacher, a better person, and most importantly fulfilled my goals.


   CLASS OF 2010

My experience in the class was extraordinary. To me it felt like I was in a community college learning about the teachings of early childhood. It was nice to be treated respectfully as a professional adult and wonderful having the hands on experience working with kids.


   CLASS OF 2012

My experience was educational and fun. I would recommend the career center to everyone.


   CLASS OF 2012

Preschoolers work on art projects guided by student teachers.

MCCC Early Childhood Education - Preschool Graduation 2022

Preschool Graduation

Preschool Graduation

Preschool Graduate

Preschool Graduation

Preschool Student Teacher

Preschool Graduation