Vision and Mission


To be the center of excellence for EC professionals by providing dynamic and sustaining opportunities for them to grow in their knowledge, understanding, and implementation of best practices thus empowering them to think critically and be advocates for young children and their families.


To be the resource for innovative learning by exceeding the standards for the education of early childhood professionals.

At ACC we provide Early Childhood Professionals with a variety of opportunities to grow and develop in our field. We do this by being an open enrollment community college; by offering a variety of credit-bearing and professional development courses; scheduling classes at 3 campus locations and throughout our service area; providing students will support services; assessing student outcomes with NAEYC’s Standards; offering high quality instruction, partnering with area early childhood councils and other ECE agencies; and responding to the needs of our community.