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Early Childhood Education and Family Studies - How to Get Started

The early childhood education and family studies program begins during the fall term. Are you starting classes in another term? Don’t worry! There still may be courses you can start taking if you’re starting college in a different term. Please contact the program advisors for details. Any student admitted to MHCC can sign up for classes in the program after reading, writing, and math placement requirements have been met. Registration for the fall term is open from May through September.

Complete the MHCC Application Process

It is easy to get started at MHCC. Simply follow the steps in our new student checklist. These include filling out the admission form, figuring out how to pay for college through programs like the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), connecting with our staff to choose classes, and more.

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Applied to MHCC? Here's what to do next

After you have been admitted to MHCC, you will need to meet the course registration requirements in reading, writing, and math.

Placement Requirements Needed to Get Started in This Program

Placement into RD115 or completion of RD090 Placement into WR115 or completion of WR90 Placement into MTH058/MTH060 or completion of MTH020

 Learn more about college placement testing

Sign up for classes

After completing the placement requirements, you can sign up for classes. First-term students should sign up for these classes: 

  • ECE125 The Early Childhood Professional (three credits)
  • ECE140 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (three credits)
  • ECE158 Learning Environments (three credits)
  • ECE170 Health, Safety, and Nutrition (three credits)
  • WR121Z Composition I (four credits) or WR115 if needed

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Additional Program Costs

In addition to Mt. Hood Community College tuition, fees, and textbooks, a few of the courses in this program also require an additional fee, most under $25.

Textbooks per term range from $400-$500, and can be purchased online through the college bookstore.

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Have questions about the Early Childhood Education and Family Studies Program?

Read Early Childhood Education and Family Studies Frequently Asked Questions

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