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START A CAREER IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Learn how to foster the cognitive, physical, social and creative development of young children by learning both in the classroom and on-site at child care facilities.

Degree Options to Fit Your Career Goals:

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
    Earn a valuable degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Diploma
    Diploma
    in Early Childhood Education.
  • A Variety of Certificate Programs:
    Certificates offered in Early Childhood, Child Care Essentials , Early Childhood Administration , Early Childhood/School Age and Infant/Toddler Care.
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Learn more about Early Childhood Education.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

The Early Childhood Education Program is designed to prepare students to work with children from infancy through middle childhood.

Your studies will focus on childhood growth and development, physical and nutritional needs of children, as well as the fostering of language, social and creative development skills.

After completing our program, you will be prepared to plan and implement practices that are developmentally appropriate in early childhood settings.

Early Childhood Education graduates have a number of opportunities.

Earning Potential (contingent on economy and geographic location)

  • Entry-level range: $7-$14 an hour
  • With five years experience: up to $17 an hour for teachers, up to $40,000 per year for administrators.

Jobs you'll qualify for

  • Teachers and lead teachers in child care centers
  • Teacher assistants in public school
  • Operate a family child care center

Curriculum plans for all levels

We know everyone is starting this journey from different places. That's why each plan is outfitted with specific courses to help you achieve your goals in your own time-frame.

Associate

Take the deepest dive into Early Childhood Education with an evening or daytime two-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Gain exposure in all areas of education to prepare for a lucrative career in the industry.

Evening  Courses

Diploma

Are you interested in Early Childhood Education but not sure you want to commit to a two-year degree program? Get a diploma in half the time by taking a variety of classes to help you gain all the skills needed to be successful.

Certificate

Looking for a great value option? Learn all of the Early Childhood Education basics in as little as one semester to become certified to begin employment childhood administration or infant/toddler care.

Join a group of skilled professionals who are making an impact on education.

Jumpstart your teaching career today.

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