Technical Certificate of Credit

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Basics TCC includes three basic Early Childhood and Care 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 health, safety, and nutrition course. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs. Bright from the Start (BFTS), the regulatory agency in Georgia requires the basic knowledge included in this TCC for a person to be a lead teacher in a child care center and family day care center. Students will have to submit a satisfactory criminal background check and possible drug screen and/or tuberculosis skin test in order to be placed in an observation, lab, practicum or internship site to complete portions of their educational training.

Technical Certificate of Credit
Admission Requirements High School Diploma or GED required, Minimum Age: 16
Program Length 9 Credit Hours
Entrance Dates Every semester
Offered Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins Campuses; Putnam and Pulaski County Centers


Credit Hours

ECCE 1101 Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
ECCE 1105 Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Total Hours

Macon Campus