Associate in Applied Science Degree, Diploma, Certificate
The A.A.S. Degree Program includes the following options:
Early Childhood Education Degree, Diploma, and Certificate
Early Childhood Education (Special Education Option) Degree and Diploma
The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through kindergarten in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.
Course work includes child growth and development; physical/ nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.
Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, and Head Start Programs.