This program includes the study of the growth and development of young children as well as the planning, preparation and implementation of appropriate curriculum and environments for early childhood programs. The program provides students with opportunities to gain practical experience working with children in early childhood programs within the community.


Lori Barrett
Program Coordinator/Laboratory Preschool Director

This program has an articulation agreement with West Virginia University, meaning once students graduate, they can transfer seamlessly into the WVU Child Development and Family Studies bachelor degree program or into the Birth through Pre-Kindergarten teacher certification degree program.

Pierpont students will learn within the on-campus laboratory preschool.

Students will gain knowledge and experience in planning and preparing curriculums and assessments, which will prepare students to run their very own classrooms.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in our Early Childhood Education program, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of fields, including:  

  • Board of Education Assistant Teacher
  • Child Care Center Lead Teacher
  • Child Care Center Director

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.

Advanced Skill Set

This program offers an Advanced Skill Set in Early Childhood Teaching Assistant.

Skill Sets

This program offers Skill Sets in Early Childhood Assistant Teacher and Early Childhood Teacher’s Aide.


Pierpont is an open enrollment institution. Only a standard Pierpont application is needed for this program.