Early Care & Education (Birth to 2nd grade)

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Early Childhood Education and Teaching. 131210


The Birth to Second Grade Option combines the Early Childhood Development curriculum with a student transfer focus. The program prepares students for transfer to a four-year in-state institutions to complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree and early care/education (Birth to Second Grade). The Birth to Second Grade Option is approved by the Department of Education as the first half of an associate/bachelor’s preparation for a Birth to Second Grade teaching certification. This program offers full articulation with several four-year institutions. Students participate in laboratory hours in public and private school systems. This curriculum option offers students the opportunity to work toward a four-year degree while preparing for the various positions in the field of early childhood. 




Entrance Requirements



Delaware Technical Community College-Terry-Credit Programs

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE

Local WIB

1 - Statewide

Name of Credential

Associates Degree in Education

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

To receive a tuition/fee adjustment for a course drop, the student must first officially drop the course (see Course Drop/Add/Withdrawal Procedure). To access the full refund policy, click here.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Department of Education

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$2,245.00 Total books for 5 semesters.

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$168.00 Lab Fees, $12 per lab hour for 14 lab hours total.

Registration Fee

$805.00 $15 per semester for registration/$20 per semester for student services fee/$10 per credit for technology fee/ Program has 5 semesters and 63 credits.

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

25-9042.00Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



100 Campus Drive, Dover, Delaware 19904

Phone Number

(302) 857-1000

Fax Number

(302) 857-1296

Web Address

Last Updated

Sep 08, 2021


Jun 07, 2018