Jefferson Community College to grant credit
for work experience in early childhood field


WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Dec. 10, 2019) – Beginning in spring 2020, Jefferson Community College (JCC) will award college credit to early childhood applicants for their work experience in the childhood field. Prospective students who have their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and/or hands-on early childhood work experience may earn up to six college credits applicable towards JCC’s Early Childhood Certificate program.

JCC’s Early Childhood Certificate program may be completed in two years, or less, with part-time study. It offers a flexible schedule with the option to take classes held on JCC’s campus in Watertown or at Fort Drum, and it requires no mathematics college placement exam.

College credits completed in JCC’s Early Childhood Certificate program will transfer into the college’s early childhood degree programs. JCC offers an associate in science degree (A.S.) and an associate in applied science degree (A.A.S.) in early childhood, in addition to the certificate program.

Spring 2020 semester classes will begin Jan. 21. Registration is open.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Leah Deasy at (315) 786-6568 or


(Jefferson Community College)