Why Three Rivers Early Childhood Program?

Our program is accredited by the National Association of Educators of Young Children (NAEYC).

Our student graduates are employed with great success. Our top employers include the Norwich Public Schools, Head Start, TVCCA Little Learners, Pine Point, Child and Family Agency, and LEARN.

We work closely with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and the Workforce Development Unit which is “the statewide professional development, program improvement and Registry system for early care and education. The Workforce Development Unit offers a variety of supports to assist both individuals and programs in obtaining quality standards.”

Three Rivers offers an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education with professional advising in either Career or Transfer options.

TRCC graduates have transferred to CCSU, ESCU, SSCU, Mitchell College, Charter Oak, SNHU, and UCONN. TRCC offers both the Infant and Toddler and Preschool Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC) that is required by many state and federally funded early childhood settings.

We offer potential employment in the following specialties:

  • Early Care and Education
  • Infant and Toddler Specialty
  • Early Intervention Family Advocacy Special Education
  • Paraprofessional
  • Nonprofit leaders

Three Rivers Early Childhood Program Outcome Measures


Outcome Measure #1: The Number of Program Completers

Academic Year Number of program completers % of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion) % of program completers who were attending part-time[1] (at the time of completion)
2015-2016 19 7 12
2016-2017 14 4 10
2017-2018 16 6 10

[1] Part-time status is defined by the institution.


Outcome Measure #2:  The Program Completion Rate

Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time candidates enrolled at the institution (select three sequential years) Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 100%, 200% (twice) or 300% (three times) of the published timeframe (Please circle or underline the indicator above on which the program will report.)
Fall 2012 14% 14%
Fall 2013 10% 10%
Fall 2014 13% 20%


Outcome Measure #3:   Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate

Academic Year Number of Part-Time Candidates Enrolled (% of Total Enrollment) Retention Rate among Part-Time Candidates Number of Full-Time Candidates Enrolled (% of Total Enrollment) Retention Rate among Full-Time Candidates
Fall 2015 15 (60%) 33% 10 (40%) 50%
Fall 2016 15 (56%) 27% 12 (44%) 75%
Fall 2017 17 (77%) 47% 5 (23%) 100%