Early Childhood (A.A.S.)
The A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program emphasizing best practices in the education and care of young children, birth through age eight. The curriculum offers a solid base of theory and practice through early childhood course work and field experiences, including a 230-hour practicum offered in a range of settings such as public schools, community agencies, child care centers, and private preschools on and off campus. The program includes a foundation in the liberal arts and career/college transfer preparation. An exit portfolio is required and assists graduates transitioning to work and/or higher education. The program is designed for seamless transfer into the Early Childhood Department’s B.S. program in Child Care and Development.
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- Effie Bennett-Powe Child Development Center
- Infant-Toddler Studies Center