Early Childhood Education (ECE)

I-BEST pairs English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or Adult Basic Education (ABE) instructors with career and technical education instructors in the classroom to concurrently provide students with literacy education and workforce skills. I-BEST challenges the traditional notion that students must first complete all levels of basic education before they can begin workforce training. Students will take a variety of ECE courses over two quarters. In addition to ECE classes, this program will provide students with a support class to help with academic skills (such as college-level reading and writing,) study strategies, portfolio development, and computer skills.

ECE Initial Certificate of Completion

Upon completion, students will be able to work in programs for young children (infant to 5 years old) providing care and education to children and families.

ECE 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 5
ECE 107 Health, Safety and Nutrition 5
ECE 120 Practicum 2
GED/ESL 071 Basic Education Wrap Around Support 5

Degree and Certificate Options:

The 12 credit ECE Initial Certificate of Completion is earned in one quarters. These credits can also apply to an Associate of Applied Science degree, an Associate of Applied Science in ECE Transfer degree, or additional certificates such as:

Entry Requirements



Michelle Mallory

ECE Advisor

Rebecca Boyer

ECE IBEST Support Instructor