Early Childhood Education AAS


The education department at HCCC is dedicated to preparing future teachers to successfully enter the field of education. The Early Childhood Associates in Applied Science prepares students to immediately enter the workforce. Graduates are prepared to begin their career working with three- to five-year-olds as assistant teachers.

While at HCCC our education students have the opportunity to learn in our state-of-the-art Early Childhood laboratory classroom. The laboratory is filled with apple computers and classroom educational materials, which gives students the opportunity to not only learn theory through class discussions but also engage in hands-on-learning which deepens their understand of child development and the field of education.  The classroom serves as a computer lab for educational students at scheduled times throughout the week.

The education department is dedicated to providing students a superior educational experience which is based upon current research and the characteristics we believe quality teachers embody. We believe quality teachers are committed to social justice, educating diverse students, providing culturally responsive curriculum, inclusive education, and working to end bias.  

We invite you to explore our various degree programs, attend an open house, and meet our faculty. Your career awaits!

Hudson Is Home - Betty Wilson

Hudson Is Home - Betty Wilson

Non-Transferable Options/Degree

Completion of this program prepares students to work as group teachers in child care centers, early intervention programs, as family or community workers, and in other child and family programs.


Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education A.A.S.


Graduates of this program are eligible to work as group teachers in child care centers, early intervention programs, as family or community workers, and in other child and family programs. With 60 college credits students can apply for a Substitute Teacher's Certificate for New Jersey public schools. Many school districts now require that teacher assistants and paraprofessionals hold an Associate Degree. All of the General Education and Liberal Arts course work and six credits of ECE/EDU/SED classes are applicable and transferable to many teacher education programs at four-year colleges.



Graduate Testimonial

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Through HCCC, I made leaps!
asia abazeid
When I first joined HCCC, my knowledge of the English language was very limited. But HCCC made it possible for me to learn English easily through the help of the professors and tutors. HCCC’s professors gave all their time, effort, and patience to help me learn and adapt. HCCC opened a wide range of opportunities which enabled me to get my degree with almost 4,00 GPA. Now I’m working as a tutor in the same center where I used to go to for help. Within a few years, I will get my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.
Asia Abazeid
Early Childhood Education AAS Graduate, 2016



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Contact Information

Dr. Angela Pack
71 Sip Avenue (Room 520)
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4656