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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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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
01 Sep 2021
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
31 Aug 2021
16 Jul 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
 

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Southern Technical College
Fort Myers, USA +1 More

Can you envision a life spent in the classroom, changing lives and molding young minds? If you would like to enter the teaching profession, our Early Childhood Education Assoc ... +

Can you envision a life spent in the classroom, changing lives and molding young minds? If you would like to enter the teaching profession, our Early Childhood Education Associate degree program can help you get started. In this program, you can learn about emergent literacy, documenting observations and planning lessons to meet the needs of children, and you’ll focus on the creation of developmentally appropriate... -
Associate Degree
Full-time
88 weeks
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
San Mateo, USA

The ECE/CD program is designed to meet the lower division education needs of individuals planning a career or currently working with children birth to approximately 8 years of ... +

The ECE/CD program is designed to meet the lower division education needs of individuals planning a career or currently working with children birth to approximately 8 years of age, in early care and education settings outside of a formal elementary grade school setting. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Citrus College
Los Angeles, USA

Early Childhood Education focuses on the teaching and care of young children by providing the theoretical background of child development and developmentally appropriate pract ... +

Early Childhood Education focuses on the teaching and care of young children by providing the theoretical background of child development and developmentally appropriate practices of education of young children. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
Part-time
Sep 2021
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
Sep 2021
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
Sep 2021
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
Sep 2021
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
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Western Oklahoma State College
Altus, USA

This degree plan includes the 38 hours of general education requirements generally completed during the first two years of a four-year educational program, along with 25 hours ... +

This degree plan includes the 38 hours of general education requirements generally completed during the first two years of a four-year educational program, along with 25 hours of required early childhood courses specific to infant/toddler studies. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
San Diego Miramar College
San Diego, USA

Child Development offers programs for career and transfer students. Certificates of Performance, Certificates of Achievement and Associate Degree programs are available to stu ... +

Child Development offers programs for career and transfer students. Certificates of Performance, Certificates of Achievement and Associate Degree programs are available to students interested in a range of child development opportunities and in meeting the requirements for the State of California Child Development Permits and the California State Department of Social Services, Title 22, Community Care Licensing. -
Associate of Science
Sep 2021
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
Sep 2021
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
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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