Our Program

Welcome to Chemeketa's Early Childhood Education program. Please review the details of our program and be sure to ask for advice or clarification to assure you’re on the path to reach your goal.

Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science Degree (98 credit hours)

Chemeketa's Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education is a comprehensive 2 year option if you are interested in -

  • Working in care and education programs for children birth through eight
  • Seeking to transfer to a four year institution
  • Expanding your employment options in the early childhood education field
Early Childhood Certificate (56 credit hours)

Chemeketa's one year certification program is an expansion of the state licensing requirements. This certificate integrates college math and english as well as Early Child Education courses for a broader experience in infant, toddler, and early childhood education. All credits earned as part of The Early Childhood Certificate may be applied to the Associate's degree.

Infant Toddler Certificate (15 credit hours)

The State of Oregon requires individuals working in a licensed child care facility to have at least 14 College Credits of Early Childhood Education. The classes offered in this certification are specific to those seeking to work with infants and toddlers under age three. All credits earned as part of The Early Childhood Certificate may be applied to the Associate's degree.

Preschool Certificate (14 credit hours)

The State of Oregon requires individuals working in a licensed child care facility to have at least 14 college credits of early childhood education. Chemeketa offers a comprehensive program designed for students just entering the early childhood care and education field or for those already working as a child caregiver and need an immediate certificate to continue working in a licensed facility. This basic certificate prepares students to work with children ages two and a half to six years of age. All credits earned as part of the Early Childhood certificate may be applied to the Associate degree.

Proof of First Aid/CPR and Food Handler Cards will be required upon completion of all certificates and degrees

For more information, e-mail or call 503.399.6076.