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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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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
08 Sep 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
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Davis College
Toledo, USA

Do you have a compassionate heart, with a strong sense of patience and understanding? If playing a key role in a child’s development sounds rewarding to you, Davis College’s E ... +

Do you have a compassionate heart, with a strong sense of patience and understanding? If playing a key role in a child’s development sounds rewarding to you, Davis College’s Early Childhood Education program can put you on track towards a brighter future in a variety of educational environments. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, USA

Northampton Community College's Early Childhood Education degrees and certificates help students understand and positively influence children's learning and development. Teach ... +

Northampton Community College's Early Childhood Education degrees and certificates help students understand and positively influence children's learning and development. Teaching young children is a rewarding and inspiring career. Our highly-qualified faculty prepares students to be effective teachers for children aged infant to nine years. Graduates may transfer seamlessly to four-year institutions or immediately enter the early care and education profession. Early Childhood Education students graduate with a strong foundation in child development, inclusionary practices, and arts-inspired learning. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
Online
 
Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, USA

Love being around children? This degree program provides you with skills specific to developing and supervising young children. You'll learn about child development, relations ... +

Love being around children? This degree program provides you with skills specific to developing and supervising young children. You'll learn about child development, relationships, behavior, and diversity. You'll also learn how to create a curriculum and give children positive guidance. Gain skills in observation and assessment, health, safety, and nutrition. Throughout the program, you will apply what you're learning in actual early childhood settings. Your career in early childhood education is just a hop, skip and jump away. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Hesston College
Hesston, USA

Fulfill your dream of becoming an educator or develop your passion for working with young people by exploring the education department at Hesston College. Your Hesston educati ... +

Fulfill your dream of becoming an educator or develop your passion for working with young people by exploring the education department at Hesston College. Your Hesston education will provide you with the strong foundation that you will need for upper-level studies for teacher education licensure. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
15 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee, USA +1 More

Pursue a career in child care or exceptional education settings for young children and have a positive impact on a child's life. Program requirements include the completion of ... +

Pursue a career in child care or exceptional education settings for young children and have a positive impact on a child's life. Program requirements include the completion of four practicum experiences. All courses are offered in English; a bilingual mode (Spanish) is offered at the West Allis Campus. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English, Spanish
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Merritt College
Oakland, USA

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for Transfer (AS-T) degree is intended to meet the lower-division requirements for ECE majors (or majors that have ... +

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for Transfer (AS-T) degree is intended to meet the lower-division requirements for ECE majors (or majors that have been deemed similar in the CSU system). The AS-T degree prepares students to function in a variety of early childhood programs and services and is for students who seek to transfer to a California State University institution or to prepare for a career in early childhood education by meeting the requirements to work in public or private child care facilities. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
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
 
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
 
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