Pearl River Community College

Early Childhood Education Technology

The Early Childhood Education Technology Program offers a variety of satellite classes on the Hancock, and Hattiesburg campus’. Course offerings include online and mini- sessions throughout the year. Our mission is to prepare students for employment in a variety of early education opportunities.

Early childhood education is a growing field, as more parents, schools and governmental bodies recognize the importance of an early start for children’s intellectual and social development. Rewarding careers in teaching await those who attain a degree in Early Childhood Education. Research shows that the early years are the most important, and educators are a valuable piece of the educational system.

By learning about child development, teaching methods, creative play, and other topics, students in Early Childhood Education are prepared to work with children in a hands-on learning environment. The on-campus Child Development Lab School offers laboratory experience for students to apply their emerging skills in a challenging environment.

What can I expect from a career in Early Childhood Education?

According to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected due to a continued focus on the importance of early childhood education and the growing population of children ages 3 to 5.

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