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

  • Students Receive 370% Return on Investment

    CCA's economic ImpactA new economic impact study released May 8 revealed that the Community College of Aurora’s annual financial impact in its service community amounted to $187.487 million.

  • Thirty-plus colleges expected

    CCA students can learn about their transfer options at the CCA Fall Transfer Fair, slated for Oct. 29 at both CentreTech (11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and Lowry (3:30-5:30 p.m.).

  • Simulation space debuts

    Trial was in session in early May at the newly opened courtroom inside the Center for Simulation, with CCA employees taking the stand, wedged inside the jury box, and an adjunct faculty member presiding as judge.

  • Concurrent enrollment segment reairing

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

  • 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.

  • CentreTech event to be held Oct. 25

    CCA is hosting a Fall Festival, with activities for the whole family, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m

    There will be food, music provided by 107.5 FM and prize giveaways.

  • Indiegogo campaign ongoing

  • 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.

  • 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). 

  • 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.

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