Contact

Judy Hudson
Director of ECED
Office: 1849
Phone: 566-3246

Mary Schumacher-Hoerner
ECED Instructor
Office: 1844
Phone: 566-3064

Early Childhood Education

Welcome to Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (AA.ECED) 64-65 credit hours

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At San Juan College, you can earn an Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in Early Childhood Education (ECED). These credentials are aligned with the specific criteria and program outcomes as established by the New Mexico Office of Child Development and New Mexico Teacher Licensure.

Upon graduation, you're prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree that leads to full teacher licensure. You'll be able to teach children in public school programs from pre-kindergarten through third grade.

Opportunities at our Center

Our Child and Family Development Center is an NAEYC accredited center. It's an ideal setting to observe and gain hands-on experience in applying appropriate methods and effective strategies with children, families, and other professionals.

We also offer research and student teaching opportunities to students pursuing their academic careers at other institutions.

Interested in the New Mexico Child Development Certificate?

Our classes align with the New Mexico Child Development Certificate. The classes that support the requirements for this credential are:

  • ECED 145: Health Safety & Nutrition (2 credits)
  • ECED 225: Child Growth Development & Learning (3 credits)
  • ECED 235: Family and Community Collaboration (3 credits)
  • ECED 255: Assessment of Children & Evaluation of Programs (3 credits)

For more information about this credential, contact us or visit www.cnm.edu.


For more information, please call Judy Hudson at (505) 566-3246. Or send us an email at HudsonJ@sanjuancollege.edu.