CCA is an accredited community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver Colorado

Welcome to Elementary / Early Childhood Education! 

Do you want to work in a daycare?
The minimum requirement to work as a group leader/early childhood teacher in a Colorado daycare or pre-school setting is six credits, plus a minimum of six months of verified experience. More info >>

Do you want to become a licensed professional teacher?
Get started at CCA by completing an associate of arts degree that will transfer to a four-year institution for teacher licensure. The 60-credit A.A. degree encompasses general education classes, such as History, English, Psychology and more, plus courses catered towards specialized teaching degrees. More info >>

Programs and Authorizations

The Education/Early Childhood Education Department has two programs and an authorization:

1. Early Childhood Education (with two degree options and two certificates)

2. Elementary Education (with an A.A. degree)

3. Adult Basic Education

Follow the links for details on each program.

News & Events

  • College to launch PCT program

    Community College of Aurora has been selected as one of 17 colleges nationally from 90 applicants to participate in the Job Ready, Willing and Able project funded by the Walmart Foundation through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). 

  • Mt. Wilson director featured speaker

    The bi-annual Sherlin Lecture Series in Astronomy and Space Science will be holding its latest offering Oct. 17. The event, entitled "Zooming in on the Stars" will be hosted by Dr. Harold A. McAlister, director of the Mount Wilson Observatory, located in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California.

  • Goal: raise level of filmmaking

    Two dozen esteemed filmmakers from the world’s third-largest producer of content were embedded in an intensive four-week course at the Colorado Film School this spring. Their overarching mission: to raise professional standards for future features in Nigeria – and potentially allow their homeland to compete for international awards.

  • Concurrent enrollment segment reairing

    CNN featured CCA on its July 13 broadcast of "Fareed Zakaria GPS."

  • New leadership hails cooperation

    The City of Aurora and Community College of Aurora have enjoyed a strong partnership through the years. And with Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven now in place as college president and the rest of her leadership team taking form, Mayor Steve Hogan is hopeful that the two entities can solidify the relationship to the benefit of both parties in the short term.

  • Quality cited by magazine

    Hollywood Reporter magazine once again has recognized Colorado Film School as one of the top institutions of its kind in the United States.

    The story, appearing in the magazine's Aug. 1 edition, places CFS at No. 25 among its brethren, including such heavyweights as the University of Southern California, American Film Institute, New York University, and many more.

  • Will instruct teachers in Chile

    Ruby Eichenour, a sixth-year adjunct in Community College of Aurora’s ESL program, has been awarded a Fulbright Global Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) award. She is expected to begin her three-month teaching expedition in Chile sometime in the spring of 2015.

  • CCCS cites academic rigor

    CCA's Translation and Interpretation certificate program has been cited for excellence by the Colorado Community College System not only for its work within the classroom, but also for its students' successful transition into the marketplace.

    Marketing efforts, word-of-mouth, and a revised scheduling blueprint has helped grow the program over the last year.

  • Indiegogo campaign ongoing

  • Foundational approach adopted

    The Art & Design program at CCA wants its students to “think differently” than they have previously about their craft.

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