The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight 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 families 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, Head Start programs, Smart Start programs, and school-age programs.

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PROGRAM OPTIONSREQUIRED HOURSPROGRAM COSTS
Associate in Applied Science Degree – Career TrackĀ 64-76 semester hoursProgram Costs
Associate in Applied Science Degree – BK Licensure or Non-Licensure Transfer Track71 semester hoursProgram Costs
Early Childhood Associate Diploma36 semester hoursProgram Costs
Early Childhood Instructional Certificate17 semester hoursProgram Costs
Early Childhood Administration Certificate16 semester hoursProgram Costs