Professional Licensure

Early Childhood Education

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

Tonia Padrick, MA Ed
Department Chair of Education Programs
919-209-2500
tdpadrick@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

JCC does not provide any licensure but the Teacher Prep program provides classes towards transfer for teacher licensure. Upon completion, the Continuing Education Teacher Assistant classes students are awarded the federal Title ! schools Highly Qualified TA certification. It is suggested a student check with the state in question before taking the program.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program  Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education 445 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-224-3171
Alaska Meets State Educational Requirements Alaska Dept. of Education Early Development P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
907-465-2831
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements American Samoa Department of Education P.O. Box DOE
Pago Pago, AS 96799
684-633-3527
Arizona Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Arizona Department of Education - Early Childhood Education 1535 W Jefferson Street Bin 24
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-364-1530
Arkansas Meets State Educational Requirements Arkansas Department of Human Services - Division of Child Care Early Childhood Education P.O. Box 1437
Little Rock, AR 72203
501-682-4342
California Meets State Educational Requirements California Department of Education - Head Start Collaboration Office 1430 N Street
Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814
916- 322-4974
Colorado Meets State Educational Requirements Colorado DHS - Office of Early Childhood 1575 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
303-866-6600
Connecticut Meets State Educational Requirements Connecticut State Office of Early Childhood 450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 6103
860-500-4412
Delaware Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Delaware Department of Education - Office of Early Learning 401 Federal Street
Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
302-735-4000
Florida Meets State Educational Requirements Florida Office of Early Learning - Florida Head Start Collaboration Office 250 Marriott Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32399
866-357-3239
Georgia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning 2 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SE
754 East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-5957
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services - Project Bisita I Familia 303 University Drive
Mangilao, GU 96913
671-735-2481
Hawaii Meets State Educational Requirements State of Hawaii Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) 2759 South King Street C-8
Honolulu, HI 96826
808-784-5350
Idaho Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - Idaho Head Start Collaboration Office 450 W State Street
Boise, ID 83720
208-334-2410
Illinois Meets State Educational Requirements Illinois Department of Human Services - Head Start Collaboration Office 100 S Grande Avenue E
Harris Building II 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62674
217-524-2029
Indiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning 402 W Washington Street
Room W362 MS02
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317- 232-9010
Iowa Meets State Educational Requirements Iowa Department of Education - Head Start Collaboration Office 400 E 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0416
800-972-2017
Kansas Meets State Educational Requirements Kansas State Department of Education - Early Childhood 900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-8010
Kentucky Meets State Educational Requirements Kentucky Governor s Office of Early Childhood 300 Sower Boulevard
5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-2524
Louisiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Louisiana Department of Education - Early Childhood P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
877-453-2721
Maine Meets State Educational Requirements Maine Department of Education
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207-780-5846
Maryland Meets State Educational Requirements Maryland State Department of Education - Division of Early Childhood 200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-0100
Massachusetts Meets State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Head Start Association - Head Start Collaboration Office 51 Sleeper Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 2210
617- 988-6600
Michigan Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Michigan Department of Education - Office of Great Start P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
833-633-5788
Minnesota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Minnesota Department of Education - Head Start 1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-582-8463
Mississippi Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Mississippi Department of Education (Early Childhood) P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
601- 359-2586
Missouri Meets State Educational Requirements Missouri Department of Elementary Secondary Education - Early Learning P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
573-522-8762
Montana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services - Early Childhood Services Bureau P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59601
406-444-1958
Nebraska Meets State Educational Requirements Nebraska Department of Education - Office of Early Childhood P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
402- 471-3121
Nevada Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Nevada Department of Education - Head Start Program 4150 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706
775-684-4200
New Hampshire Meets State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Department of Education - Early Childhood Education 101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860
603- 271-4684
New Jersey Meets State Educational Requirements New Jersey Department of Education - Division of Early Childhood Education P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
609-376-3500
New Mexico Meets State Educational Requirements New Mexico Public Education Department - Early Childhood Education 300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-827-7946
New York Meets State Educational Requirements New York State Education Department - Office of Early Learning Capital View Office Park
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
518-473-7793
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements NC Dept of Child Development and Early Education 2201 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
919-914-6300
North Dakota Meets State Educational Requirements North Dakota Department of Public Instruction - Early Childhood Education 600 East Boulevard Avenue
Dept 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
701- 328-2310
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Northern Mariana Islands Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Caller Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950
670-664-2572
Ohio Meets State Educational Requirements Ohio Department of Education - Office of Educator Licensure 25 South Front Street
Mail Stop 504
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
877-302-2347
Oklahoma Meets State Educational Requirements Oklahoma State Dept. of Education 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
877-751-2972
Oregon Meets State Educational Requirements Oregon Dept. of Education - Early Learning Division 255 Capitol Street SE
Salem, OR 97310-0203
800- 556-6616
Pennsylvania Meets State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania Department of Education 333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
717- 346-9320
Puerto Rico Meets State Educational Requirements Puerto Rico Head Start Collaboration Office P.O. Box 9020082
San Juan, PR 00902-0082
787-625-4900
Rhode Island Meets State Educational Requirements Rhode Island Dept of Human Services P.O. Box 8709
Cransto, RI 2920
855-697-4347
South Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements South Carolina Department of Education 1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-8500
South Dakota Meets State Educational Requirements South Dakota Department of Education 800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-3165
Tennessee Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Tennessee Department of Education - Early Learning 710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
615-770-3884
Texas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Texas Education Agency - Early Childhood Education 1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
512-463-9734
Utah Meets State Educational Requirements Utah Department of Health 3760 South Ghighland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
801-273-2954
Vermont Meets State Educational Requirements Vermont Agency of Education 1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
802-828-1130
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (Office of Preschool Services) 1303 Hospital Ground Knud Hansen Complex
Building A
St Thomas, VI 802
340-774-1166
Virginia Meets State Educational Requirements Virginia Department of Education P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
800-543-7545
Washington Meets State Educational Requirements Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
360-725-6000
Washington DC Meets State Educational Requirements Office of the State Superintendent of Education - DC Head Start Collaboration Office 1050 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-727-6436
West Virginia Meets State Educational Requirements West Virginia Department of Education - Early Elementary Learning 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
304-558-0628
Wisconsin Meets State Educational Requirements Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 125 S Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-9314
Wyoming Meets State Educational Requirements Wyoming Department of Education - Early Childhood Readiness 122 W 25th Street
Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7564