For more information contact:

Connie Martinsen, M. Ed.

Program Coordinator, Instructor


Bay College
2001 N Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829
The Early Childhood Care & Education program provides two options for students wishing to provide care and education for children ages birth to age eight. Those options include:
  Persons who complete a certificate or degree may find positions as early childhood teachers in child care centers, preschool programs, Head Start programs and in program administration. Course delivery includes both online and online/hybrid models.  The Hybrid courses include required class meetings, scheduled roughly every other week throughout the semester, at the Escanaba campus.

The following courses include practicum hours in an approved early childhood setting: CHLD 103 Curriculum Development and Assessment I (90 hours), CHLD 230 Curriculum Development and Assessment II (90 hours), and CHLD 272 Practicum in Early Childhood (120 hours). Practicum placements are available in Delta, Dickinson, Schoolcraft and Menominee counties.  Students enrolling in the above listed courses will be required to complete and submit the following forms on the first day of class: Please click on the links below to access forms. Early Childhood Care & Education Related Sites: For those interested in pursuing a 4 year degree please contact:

Heidi Baumgartner, Director
LSSU Escanaba Regional Center
Heirman Center - Office 924
Bay de Noc Community College
Escanaba, MI  49829
Bay College Main,
2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
906.786.5802 Main Campus Directions