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Associate Degrees in Early Childhood Education

An associate degree is earned by a student who has completed two years of study in a given field. Colleges and universities in many nations have associate degree programs. Graduates may choose to become employed or work towards a more advanced degree. What is an associate degree in early childhood education? This degree prepares graduates to work with preschool-aged children in a childcare or educ… Read more

An associate degree is earned by a student who has completed two years of study in a given field. Colleges and universities in many nations have associate degree programs. Graduates may choose to become employed or work towards a more advanced degree.

What is an associate degree in early childhood education? This degree prepares graduates to work with preschool-aged children in a childcare or educational setting. Courses are designed to enable a worker to be a nurturing and teaching caregiver to young children. Classes may include health; safety and nutrition; curriculum development; language and literacy development; art, music and nature appreciation and how to guide proper behavior.

A graduate of this type of degree program may develop many skills that are helpful in the workplace, including how to be a gentle leader, how to work as part of a team, and how to communicate effectively with adults and children. In addition, the graduate may find ample opportunities for employment or may choose to continue the educational process.

Students who are interested in an associate degree in early childhood education may be able to find a college or university that offers flexible class schedules, as well as online learning options. Costs will vary from school to school, so prospective students are encouraged to do thorough research before making a commitment.

Career opportunities for a graduate with an associate degree in early childhood education include working as a childcare provider in a daycare or as a private nanny. In addition, they may find employment in a preschool setting that teaches an early literacy curriculum. Other jobs include working as a family support specialist or teacher assistant. Graduates may also choose to pursue a more advanced degree as well as a teaching certificate.

Colleges and universities offer many schedule options for busy students who work or have a family. To learn more and take the first step in your educational adventure, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Concordia University, St. Paul Online
Saint Paul, USA

Earning a degree online in ECE gives you the social and physical child development knowledge you need to excel as an educator in two years. Through this affordable associate’s ... +

Earning a degree online in ECE gives you the social and physical child development knowledge you need to excel as an educator in two years. Through this affordable associate’s degree in early childhood education, you’ll meet the standards of the Child Development Associate National Credentialing program. -
Associate Degrees
Full-time
Part-time
8 weeks
English
Sep 2022
Online
 
Brookdale Community College
Middletown, USA

This program prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education teaching certifications. Students in this prog ... +

This program prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education teaching certifications. Students in this program take courses in education theory and practice and field observations coupled with the general studies required for a successful transfer. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
19 Jan 2022
Campus
 
San Jose City College
San Jose, USA

San José City College offers an Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Science for Transfer (AST) degree, and various certificates in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Graduat ... +

San José City College offers an Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Science for Transfer (AST) degree, and various certificates in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Graduates of the Associate in Science degree qualify through academic preparation and field experience for work in child centers, pre-schools, daycare facilities, infant and toddler centers, and other programs serving young children. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
25 Jan 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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West Hills College - Coalinga
Coalinga, USA

In the West Hills College Coalinga education program, you’ll learn how to do the following: work with culturally diverse families; address the needs of children at risk throug ... +

In the West Hills College Coalinga education program, you’ll learn how to do the following: work with culturally diverse families; address the needs of children at risk through early intervention; teach children in state, federal, non-profit or private early childhood education programs; recognize social issues from an economic perspective; and analyze social situations within elementary education including social interactions among diverse populations. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Goodwin College
East Hartford, USA

Turn your interest into a career as an early childhood educator. Our associate degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide you with a solid academic foundation ... +

Turn your interest into a career as an early childhood educator. Our associate degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide you with a solid academic foundation and hands-on experience in the field of early childhood education. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Illinois Valley Community College
Oglesby, USA

Students will learn about child development, demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices, and implement curricula in field experiences. IVCC’s ECE pr ... +

Students will learn about child development, demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices, and implement curricula in field experiences. IVCC’s ECE program is a NAEYC-Accredited and Gateways-Entitled institution. Graduates of the program are highly sought after by area employers. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Alvin Community College
Alvin, USA

It has often been said that “it takes a village to raise a child”. If you have a passion for working with young children and an interest in improving the quality of their educ ... +

It has often been said that “it takes a village to raise a child”. If you have a passion for working with young children and an interest in improving the quality of their education and caring for the Child Development Program at Alvin Community College may be a good fit for you. -
Associate of Applied Science
Campus
 
Williamsburg Technical College
Kingstree, USA

The Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Early Care and Education is designed to prepare individuals for employment in various educational and child-care progra ... +

The Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Early Care and Education is designed to prepare individuals for employment in various educational and child-care programs for children from birth through school age. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Campus
 
Aiken Technical College
Graniteville, USA

The Associate in Applied Science: Major in Early Care and Education degree is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers working with children and families in early ... +

The Associate in Applied Science: Major in Early Care and Education degree is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers working with children and families in early care and education. Academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills are cultivated by learning opportunities based on best practices and current research in the field. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
60 hours
English
Campus
 
Wor-Wic Community College
Salisbury, USA

Is educating others your passion? Inspire the next generation as an educator or child care worker. We offer programs leading to a child care center career or the first two yea ... +

Is educating others your passion? Inspire the next generation as an educator or child care worker. We offer programs leading to a child care center career or the first two years of a bachelor's degree if you're interested in becoming an early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special education teacher. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Campus
 
Northern Maine Community College
Presque Isle, USA

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to educate childcare professionals in the skills and knowledge necessary for advanced positions in organizations and agencies ... +

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to educate childcare professionals in the skills and knowledge necessary for advanced positions in organizations and agencies that serve children. -
Associate Degree
English
Campus
 
College Of Southern Maryland
La Plata, USA

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Early Childhood Education program is designed for students preparing to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degr ... +

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Early Childhood Education program is designed for students preparing to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree and Maryland teacher certification in Early Childhood Education Birth to Grade 3. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
Bitterroot College
Hamilton, USA

UM Western's Early Childhood Education (ECE) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares early childhood practitioners to meet the unique needs of children from birth t ... +

UM Western's Early Childhood Education (ECE) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares early childhood practitioners to meet the unique needs of children from birth through age eight and their families in a variety of early childhood settings, including child care homes and centres, Head Starts, and preschools. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Hartnell College
Salinas, USA

The Child Development Center Laboratory for Child Study supports the Hartnell College mission by serving as an observation and training site, giving Hartnell students the oppo ... +

The Child Development Center Laboratory for Child Study supports the Hartnell College mission by serving as an observation and training site, giving Hartnell students the opportunity to observe, interact with, and study preschool children in an environment which utilizes varied teaching strategies and methods to assure developmentally appropriate experiences for young children. -
Associate of Arts
English
Campus
 
University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Fort Smith, USA

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree is a 60 credit hour, four-semester program. It is designed primarily for preschool workers and P-4 teachin ... +

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree is a 60 credit hour, four-semester program. It is designed primarily for preschool workers and P-4 teaching assistants or paraprofessionals who do not seek admission into a teacher licensure program, and coursework is designed to address the birth to age 5 population. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
English
Campus