Early Childhood Educator Career Path

Prepare for Level 1 Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Certification and Red Cross Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Certification for a successful start in a career in early childcare education provider, whether in a preschool, childcare center, or as an independent home-based childcare provider

Do you enjoy caring for young children and infants? Early childhood caregivers the futures of young children with general child development to promote their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth. Get training and the foundation toward recognized certifications you need to begin your career in this rewarding career path.

You'll learn:

  • The fundamentals of childcare and ways to meet the developmental, social and physical needs of young children
  • Best practices in child development and education
  • CPR and First Aid

Plus, upon completion, you will be prepared to take the Red Cross Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED and ECE or Early Childhood Education Level 1 certification exam, which will give you a head start in a successful career where you can make a difference in the lives of children.

Enrollment includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to engaging courses focused on your goal
  • Flexible, self-paced learning
  • Instruction and helpful feedback from certified teachers
  • Guidance and support from experienced life coaches

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* Certification exams are not included. Exam registration and fees must be completed separately.

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Work at Your Own Pace

With our flexible schedules and self-paced programs, you choose when you want to work on your assigments - day or night! Courses are available 24/7/365.


Get Support for Your Success

Highly-qualified certified teachers are trained to bring online learning to life through regular communication, live and recorded lessons, and live help office hours. In addition, our passionate, experienced GlobalED Life Coaches work 1-on-1 with you to guide, support, and keep you on track to meet your goals.

Start your career without a mountain of debt.

$295 Tuition per Course

Early Childhood Educator Courses

9 courses • Estimated average of 371 total hours of self-paced instruction
General Courses
Early Childhood Education 1a
Are you curious to see what it takes to educate and nurture early learners? Use your curiosity to explore the fundamentals of childcare, like nutrition and safety, but also the complex relationships caregivers have with parents and their children. Examine the various life stages of child development and the best educational practices to enrich their minds while thinking about a possible future as a childcare provider! Note: This course has 8 units and is recommended to be taught over a single semester.
Specialized Courses
ECE 101 (CCCOnline)
Provides an introduction to Early Childhood Education. Includes the eight key areas of professional knowledge: Child Growth and Development; Health, Nutrition and Safety; Developmentally Appropriate Practices; Guidance; Family and Community Relationships; Diversity; Professionalism; Administration and Supervision. Focuses on ages birth through age eight.
ECE 102 (CCCOnline)
Focuses on a classroom seminar and placement in a child care setting. The supervised placement provides the student with the opportunity to observe children, to practice appropriate interactions, and to develop effective guidance and management techniques. Addresses ages birth through age 8.
Career Courses
Child Development and Parenting A/B
This course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with various aspects of child development and parenting. This course covers the fundamental concepts of parenting and the roles and responsibilities of parents. It also covers essential communication skills related to parent-child interaction. In addition, the course covers important workplace qualities and skills, such as positive work ethics, integrity, and time and resource management. It also covers technology and recent trends in parenting.
Introduction to Social Media
This single semester elective course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the world of social media and how individuals, social groups, and businesses are using different types of social media. You will discuss various types of social media and the technologies that spawned them in the initial two lessons. In the lessons that follow, you will take a closer look at different types of social media—from social and professional networks to geolocation and photo-sharing services. Finally, in the last few lessons you will discuss how technological advances (specifically in mobile devices) and the legal environment impact social media and how businesses use social media in their marketing activities.
Principles of Education and Training A/B
This course is intended to help familiarize you with career opportunities in the education and training career cluster. This course covers career opportunities in the three pathways in the education and training cluster—administration, education, and professional support. In addition, the course covers personal and professional skills that are necessary for a career in this field.
Psychology A
In Psychology, Semester A, you will trace the history of psychology and examine key psychological theories. You will discuss human development and explain how the nervous and endocrine systems affect human development and behavior. You will explain various theories related to language development and acquisition. You will discuss the influence of heredity, environment, society, and culture on human behavior.
Entrepreneurship 1a
Starting a business is more than just having a good idea. Successful entrepreneurs know how to use and apply fundamental business concepts to turn their ideas into thriving businesses. Explore topics such as identifying the best business structure, business functions and operations, finance, business laws, regulations, and more! If you have ever dreamed of making a business idea a reality, take the time to establish a solid foundation of business skills to make your business dreams come true! Note: This course has 10 units and is recommended to be taught over 2 semesters, but can be accelerated to be completed within a single semester if desired.
First Aid & Safety (CPR First Aid)
In this course, students learn and practice first aid procedures for a variety of common conditions, including muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, students learn how to appropriately respond to a variety of emergency situations. They also learn the procedures for choking and CPR for infants, children, and adults. In addition to emergency response, students will explore personal, household, and outdoor safety, and disaster preparedness.

Start your career without a mountain of debt.

$295 Tuition per Course