EC31 Early Childhood Care and Education Basics, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses Henry Site and Online

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 9

Program Description

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Basics TCC includes three Early Childhood Care and Education courses that are needed for entry-level workers. The program provides an introductory course to the ECCE field, a child growth and development course, and a health, safety, and nutrition course. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including childcare centers and homes, Head Start/Early Head Start programs, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required

All learning support classes must be completed and a minimum grade of C for each course is required to receive the certificate of award from SCTC.

Additional Costs

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

CPR/first aid $70

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Diane McHughes, Ed.S., Program Coordinator


Phone: (770) 412 - 5783


Program Courses


ECCE 1101Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education


ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development


ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition


ECCE 1101ECCE 1103ECCE 1105: Required