Early Childhood Education - Southwestern Illinois College

Early Childhood Education Program overview

Earning an Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge to work with children from birth to third grade.

Students intending to find employment after completing a two-year degree should take a look at our ECE Associate in Applied Science program.

Southwestern Illinois College is an entitled institution through Gateways to Opportunity: Illinois Professional Development Program. The program’s AAS degree offers ECE Credential Levels 2-4 and Infant Toddler Credential Level 2.

SWIC Early Childhood Education Open House

Learn about opportunities in Early Childhood Education and how to qualify for funding to help you earn your credentials.

Belleville Campus, Liberal Arts Complex




Early childhood educator
Parent education coordinator
Social service coordinator
Program administrator


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