Santa Fe Community College

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Sallee

Mailing Address

6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Financial Aid Department
Program Details
Type of Institution: 
Community College
Cost Per Credit Hour (other fees may apply): 
Immigration Status Policy: 
Immigration status does not apparent to be a requirement for taking early childhood college courses.
All early childhood courses are accepted at all New Mexico public institutions of higher education due to a statewide early childhood course articulation agreement.
Locations Where Early Childhood Education Courses are Offered
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Degrees or Certificates Offered
Associates of Art (AA) in Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
Total Credit Hours: 
Early Childhood Alternative Licensure
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
Total Credit Hours: 
This program is fully on-line, and usually takes four semesters or completion of 21 credit hours. Alternative Licensure is for people who already have a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education, special education, child development or family and consumer sciences AND who want a NM Teaching License in early childhood education. In some cases, people with Bachelor Degrees in other fields can be considered, especially if they have taken a Child Growth, Development and Learning class. The college is planning to start a new cohort of students in Fall 2014. Please email Dr. Dawn Wink if you are interested. Her email is
This college maintains accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools; the Early Childhood Associate Degree Program is not specifically accredited
Requirements for Admission
Early Childhood Certificate class requirements: 

To be a part of the early childhood program, an interested applicant must be accepted into the college. They need to fill out an application form either online or in-person, apply for financial aid, and also take the Accuplacer at the Testing Center. If you have college transcripts and ACT/SAT scores, the Testing Center might be able to use them to determine appropriate placement.

Early Childhood Program Status
Number of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarships per year (average): 
Articulation credit for the national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential?: 
All Early Childhood courses count as training towards the national CDA credential. The NM Child Development Certificate (CDC) is recognized in NM as a CDA equivalent.

Early Childhood Education Courses

Course Semester Offered Course Level
Child Growth, Development and Learning Summer Associate
Guiding Young Children Summer Associate
Professionalism Fall Associate
Child Growth, Development and Learning Spring Associate
Principles and Practices in Infant Family Studies Summer Associate

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