Early Childhood Care & Education

Early Childhood Care & Education

Do you desire to inspire our future generation? With an early childhood education career, you can mold young minds to ensure their future success. Plus, jobs in this field offer you a variety of options. At GTC, you'll learn everything you need to know to succeed in this rewarding field.

This program is offered at Gwinnett Tech's Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus as well as our Lawrenceville Campus.

For information on gainful employment, please see here

View our course catalog and check out these offerings:

  • Offerings
  • Instructors
  • Top Jobs
  • Advisory Board
  • Certificates

    • Child Development Specialist

    • Early Childhood Care and Education Basics

    • Early Childhood Exceptionalities

    • Early Childhood Program Administration

    • Family Child Care Practitioner


    • Early Childhood Care and Education


    • Early Childhood Care and Education

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  • Jane Hyche
    Instructor Early Childhood Care & Education
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    Dennis Maltais
    Dean of Education and Program Director History/Political Science
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    Sherron Murphy
    Instructor Early Childhood Care & Education
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    Priscilla Smith
    Program Director Early Childhood Care & Education
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    • Early childhood care and education paraprofessional in an elementary school

    • Early childhood program management director

    • Lead teacher in an early childhood program

    • Teacher assistants

    • Preschool and kindergarten teachers (private sectors)

    • Head start teachers

    • Care program administrators

    • Child care center directors/assistant directors

  • Early Childhood Advisory Committee

    Dr. Sid Camp, Jr.
    Executive Director, Human Resources
    Gwinnett County Public School District

    Charlese Dease
    Recruitment Manager Division 3
    Bright Horizons Family Solutions

    Trudy Friar
    Montessori Private Consultant

    Kathy Floyd
    Coordinator, Robert L. Campbell Parenting Center
    Phoenix High School

    Kay Laws
    Director, Head Start
    Ninth District Opportunity

    Sheila Lewis
    Sunshine House

    Joanne Matricardi
    Early Childhood Education
    Maxwell High School of Technology

    Dr. Ruth Saxton
    Early Childhood,
    Georgia State University

    Janna Rookis
    Dacula Academy

    Dr. Cathy Moore
    Dean, Department of Education
    Georgia Gwinnett College

    James Peas
    GTC ECE graduate
    Teacher at the Hudgens Center

Take the first step towards a top job in this field and apply for next semester. All the dates and deadlines you need to know are here on the website. If you're looking for ways to pay for your education, check out the scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our instructors, clubs and organizations and check out the advisory board to learn more about companies in this field.