OpenSite

Get Started!

School Finder

Start here to find your school

1
2
3

Early Childhood Education Schools in California

There are 24 schools in the state of California offering early childhood education programs. 2,039 students graduated with degrees from California early childhood education schools in 2010. 1,904 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 90 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 2,003 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education each year. This accounts for 8% of early childhood education students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 90 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 17 with an associate's level degree, 1,904 with a bachelor's level degree, and 28 with a master's level degree.

24 early childhood education schools are located in California. And out of these, while 13 schools are public, 11 schools are private. While tuition at a public early childhood education school varies from $4,848 to $6,480, private early childhood education school tuition varies from $7,620 to $37,485.

Average tuition for early childhood education programs is $11,105. The highest tuition for early childhood education programs, which is $37,485 each year, is at Mills College, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,848 each year, is at California State University-Fresno.

Early childhood education schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,003 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education each year. This accounts for 8% of early childhood education students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 90 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 17 with an associate's level degree, 1,904 with a bachelor's level degree, and 28 with a master's level degree.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 10
  • Certificate 2007: 7
  • Certificate 2008: 17
  • Certificate 2009: 47
  • Certificate 2010: 90
  • Associate 2006: 4
  • Associate 2007: 24
  • Associate 2008: 11
  • Associate 2009: 25
  • Associate 2010: 17
  • Bachelor 2006: 1748
  • Bachelor 2007: 1723
  • Bachelor 2008: 1895
  • Bachelor 2009: 1859
  • Bachelor 2010: 1904
  • Master 2006: 32
  • Master 2007: 27
  • Master 2008: 44
  • Master 2009: 30
  • Master 2010: 28

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 32 programs in early childhood education. Of these programs, about 59.4% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the associates level.

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 4
  • Associate: 4
  • Bachelor: 19
  • Master: 5

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 20530
  • 25th Percentile: 24250
  • Median: 29190
  • 75th Percentile: 36230
  • 90th Percentile: 44480

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17880
  • 25th Percentile: 19210
  • Median: 22400
  • 75th Percentile: 27170
  • 90th Percentile: 32220

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36260
  • 25th Percentile: 44600
  • Median: 57760
  • 75th Percentile: 72980
  • 90th Percentile: 85600

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41890
  • 25th Percentile: 50530
  • Median: 63880
  • 75th Percentile: 77190
  • 90th Percentile: 90030

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25460
  • Median Salary 2007: 26880
  • Median Salary 2008: 27920
  • Median Salary 2009: 28630
  • Median Salary 2010: 29190
  • Total Employed 2006: 48090
  • Total Employed 2007: 47740
  • Total Employed 2008: 49260
  • Total Employed 2009: 49100
  • Total Employed 2010: 45990

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20540
  • Median Salary 2007: 21000
  • Median Salary 2008: 21490
  • Median Salary 2009: 22130
  • Median Salary 2010: 22400
  • Total Employed 2006: 50710
  • Total Employed 2007: 54560
  • Total Employed 2008: 56420
  • Total Employed 2009: 58310
  • Total Employed 2010: 57100

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 51710
  • Median Salary 2007: 52080
  • Median Salary 2008: 54470
  • Median Salary 2009: 54850
  • Median Salary 2010: 57760
  • Total Employed 2006: 19220
  • Total Employed 2007: 22810
  • Total Employed 2008: 26500
  • Total Employed 2009: 28420
  • Total Employed 2010: 26470

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58420
  • Median Salary 2007: 59400
  • Median Salary 2008: 60990
  • Median Salary 2009: 62780
  • Median Salary 2010: 63880
  • Total Employed 2006: 19250
  • Total Employed 2007: 18010
  • Total Employed 2008: 18570
  • Total Employed 2009: 18780
  • Total Employed 2010: 17410

California vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

California vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

  • Employed in California: 10.643% (146970)

Early Childhood Education Schools in California

1-20 of 26

Change Your Location

Degrees Available

Campus Setting

Acceptance Rate

% - %

Graduation Rate

% - %

Total Student Population

-

Average Math SAT

-

Average Verbal SAT

-

Average ACT Score

-

In-State Tuition

$ - $

Out-of-State Tuition

$ - $

1. California State University - Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

California State University-Fresno offers one program in early childhood education and this university is near the center of the city. Fresno State is one of 28 research universities in California. Fresno State is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education programs.

2. Mount St Mary's College

12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
(310) 954-4000

Mount St Mary's College is located near Los Angeles, CA and this school offers one early childhood education program. 2,862 students pursue degrees in 51 Mount programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education.

3. Humphreys College - Stockton and Modestoes

6650 Inglewood Ave
Stockton, CA 95207-3896
(209) 478-0800

Humphreys College-Stockton and Modestoes is 3.9 miles from the heart of downtown. HC offers two programs in early childhood education. Out of those, HC offers one early childhood education degree at the associate's level to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in early childhood education. Humphreys is a 4-year institution.

4. Saint Marys College of California

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 631-4000

Saint Marys College of California offers one early childhood education program and St. Marys is located in the suburbs of Moraga, California. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education.

5. The University of Phoenix - San Diego

3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123-4403
(800) 473-4346

The University of Phoenix-San Diego is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in early childhood education. UPX is a for-profit 4-year institution. UPX is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

6. CET - Sobrato

701 Vine St
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 287-7924

CET-Sobrato, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is in San Jose, CA and it offers one early childhood education program. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California. In terms of programs, this school is the second largest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education.

7. The Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

2951 Goodwater Ave.
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 221-4275

The Shasta Bible College and Graduate School, which is 4.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Redding, CA. It offers two early childhood education programs. Of those, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by it and one early childhood education degree at the associate's level. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, SBC is the biggest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education.

8. Bethesda Christian University

730 N. Euclid St
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 517-1945

Bethesda Christian University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Anaheim, CA. It offers two programs in early childhood education. Of those, this specialized school offers one certificate in early childhood education to students and one bachelor's level early childhood education degree. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education.

9. Mills College

5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
(510) 430-2255

Mills College, which is 4.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Oakland, CA. This school offers two programs in early childhood education. Of those, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by it and one master's level early childhood education degree. 1,589 students seek degrees in 60 Mills programs, overall. It is the largest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

10. California State University - Bakersfield

9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
(661) 654-2782

California State University-Bakersfield is near the center of the city and CSU Bakersfield offers one program in early childhood education. This school is a public 4-year institution.

11. Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
(310) 338-2700

Loyola Marymount University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1911. LMU is near Los Angeles, CA. Students are offered nine certificates, 51 degrees at the bachelors level, 35 degrees at the masters level, and two doctoral level degrees by it. 9,223 students sought degrees from the 80 programs at this school in 2010. LMU offers subjects such as political science, history, and allied health. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits this school.

12. World Mission University

500 Shatto Pl Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 388-1000

Founded in 1988, World Mission University is a 4-year institution. WMU, which is near the center of the city, is in Los Angeles, CA. WMU offers students one certificate, three degrees at the bachelors level, and three degrees at the masters level. In 2010, 243 students pursued degrees from the six programs at this school. WMU offers subjects such as christian counseling, theology, and ministry. This school is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation.

13. National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

National University, which is very close to La Jolla, California, is in a rural setting and this school offers one early childhood education program. This school is the tenth largest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education.

14. California State University - Chico

First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929-0150
(530) 898-6116

California State University-Chico is 0.5 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in early childhood education. Chico State is a public 4-year institution.

15. California State University - Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
(657) 278-2011

California State University-Fullerton is near the center of the city and this school offers one program in early childhood education. This school is a public 4-year institution.

16. Pacific Union College

One Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA 94508-9707
(707) 965-6313

Pacific Union College is in Angwin, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. PUC offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, students are offered one early childhood education degree at the associate's level by it and one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education. PUC is a 4-year institution. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education programs.

17. California State University - Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90747-0005
(310) 243-3300

California State University-Dominguez Hills, which is 2.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Carson, CA and CSU Dominguez Hills offers one early childhood education program. This school is a public 4-year institution.

18. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University offers two programs in early childhood education. Specifically, SJSU offers students one early childhood education degree at the bachelor's level and one early childhood education degree at the master's level. It is near the heart of downtown. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fifth in the state of California.

19. California State University - Stanislaus

One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382-0299
(209) 667-3122

California State University-Stanislaus offers one program in early childhood education and this university is located in the suburbs of Turlock, California. CSU Stanislaus is one of 28 research universities in California.

20. San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111

San Francisco State University is 4.8 miles from the heart of downtown and SFSU offers one early childhood education program. It is one of 28 research universities in California. This university is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education programs.

21. California State University - Sacramento

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011

California State University-Sacramento is near the heart of downtown and CSUS offers one early childhood education program. Overall, 27,033 students pursue degrees in 89 programs at Sac State.

22. California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

California Baptist University, which is 2.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Riverside, CA and it offers one early childhood education program. In terms of programs, this school is the third largest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education.

23. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is located in the suburbs of San Luis Obispo, California and it offers one program in early childhood education. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of enrollment, Cal Poly ranks ninth in the state of California.

24. San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

San Diego State University is 6.4 miles from the heart of downtown and this university offers one program in early childhood education. San Diego State is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering early childhood education.

25. California State University - Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

California State University-Northridge is in the center of Northridge and CSUN offers one early childhood education program. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

26. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles is 4.2 miles from the center of the city. It offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level early childhood education degree by it and one master's level degree in early childhood education. 20,142 students pursue degrees in 104 Cal State L.A. programs, overall. This big university ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

  • 1
  • 2