Early Care, Education, and Family Studies

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Early Care, Education, and Family Studies

This program is designed to provide individuals with the foundation into understanding early care, education, and family relations. The program will prepare individuals to enter into a variety of disciplines and careers working with children, families, and communities. The Early Childhood Education for Transfer program will be beneficial to anyone who has children in their lives: parents, teachers (elementary and early childhood education), school psychologists, social workers, counselors, law enforcement, special educators, foster parents, and grandparents. This curriculum provides a solid foundation upon which to build Early Childhood Education major at a four-year school. The degree guarantees transfer to a CSU as a junior, but is not UC transferable.

To earn an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education degree for Transfer (AS-T), students must complete all course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis; and must complete the General Education Breadth pattern for CSU’s with an overall GPA of 2.0. There are no local graduation requirements associated with this degree.

Additionally, students shall be deemed eligible for transfer into a California State University baccalaureate program when the student meets both the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University
      General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by
      the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0



To earn an Associate in Science Degree in Early Care, Education, Family Studies, students must complete: (1) all course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” in each course; and (2) complete General Education Graduation Requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.



  • Beasley, Michelle
  • Polski, Robin
  • Roth, Rebecca
  • Hall Silveira, Meghan