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As an educator or professional care provider, you will build a career promoting interactions and learning experiences that boost a young child’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth and development.

Your lessons won’t be just theoretical as you earn your degree or certificate. You will put your knowledge to work in our college classrooms, in the new Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory and throughout the community.

Why Education at GRCC?

  • Our associate degree programs will help you transfer seamlessly as a junior to another college or university in Michigan.
  • We offer MTA-eligible pre-majors that guarantees your transfer to any public four-year college or university in Michigan upon graduation.
  • Our certificate programs will help you prepare for certification in child care, so you can start a meaningful career as an educator or professional caretaker.

Areas of study

Contact Info

(616) 234-3370
330 RJF Hall

Future students

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Tour the Education programs

Learn more about the Education programs and classes.
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Apply to GRCC

Your first step to becoming a GRCC Education major is to apply to GRCC today.

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Melissa Hartley
GRCC is affordable and will help me obtain a higher education to make life better for me and my children. All my instructors have been very helpful and pushed me to be great while helping with questions I have asked.
Melissa Hartley, Early Childhood student