Associate Degree in
Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education program is designed to develop understanding of young children and their needs (birth to five years). Students gain knowledge of the intellectual, physical, social and emotional principles critical to working with young children. The program, which leads to the associate of arts degree, includes courses on nutrition, family relations, developing age appropriate curriculum and child development. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge through practical experiences in a variety of early care and education settings.
The emphasis on a quality environment and educational experience for children birth through kindergarten has increased the demand for early childhood educators. This program provides graduates with the appropriate course work and prepares graduates to meet this demand.
Examples of careers for the graduate of this program are: teacher assistants in public school preschool programs, early care and education professionals in childcare facilities, family service providers, family advocates, or Head Start teachers.
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