Here’s a message from OCCC’s Office of Instruction…

NEWPORT, DEC. 4, 2018 – We are happy to announce that, after an extensive search process, Oscar Juarez will be our new Early Childhood Education Faculty at Oregon Coast Community College.

Oscar comes to us from El Paso, Texas, where he has served as a Head Start teacher since 2013. Oscar has a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at El Paso, and has been very active in his community through Border Interfaith – where his work focused on meeting the needs of the community through non-partisan political avenues to bring about community transformation.

“Working at Head Start has given me a unique view of how to help students and parents to succeed in the student’s education,” Oscar said. “Working along with families from low socio-economic backgrounds has highlighted the importance of building relationships with students and parents.”

During his interview, Oscar noted that he believes teaching the next group of Early Childhood Educators represents the next stage in his professional journey: from a student of early childhood education, to a teacher of children, and now to a teacher of future early childhood educators.

We are excited to have Oscar as part of the OCCC family and he will be starting in Winter Term as we launch our new Early Childhood Education Program.

More about ECE at OCCC

The early years shape a life. Research in child development has demonstrated that during the years from birth through six years old, important growth occurs in all domains, including social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic and physical development. The early childhood educator – whether a teacher, family or child care provider – plays a critical role in fostering children’s development and investing in their future.

Oregon Coast Community College is proud to announce that, this Winter, the College is launching its first Early Childhood Education Certificate Program, to help address the needs of Lincoln County’s children while offering our students yet another rewarding career opportunity.

OCCC’s Early Childhood Education program offers you the skills you need to succeed in the world of  childhood development, early childhood education centers, preschool programming, infant and toddler care, and family child care programs. Employment opportunities may include teaching assistant, child care aide, lead teacher, family child care provider and program director.

To start your Early Childhood Education adventure, call 541-867-8501 and ask for Theresa Harper, the OCCC Academic Advisor for the ECE program, or email her.

Learn more about the program, launching in the Winter 2019 term, here.