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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
20 Jan 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
26 Jan 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
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
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
 
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
 
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Fort Totten , USA

The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education focuses on providing students with the knowledge, skills, and training required to prepare educators to work with young chil ... +

The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education focuses on providing students with the knowledge, skills, and training required to prepare educators to work with young children. -
Associate of Arts
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Morton College
Cicero , USA

The Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Degree provides the early childhood education professional with knowledge to care for children in child care cent ... +

The Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Degree provides the early childhood education professional with knowledge to care for children in child care centres, home child care, etc. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Monroe County Community College
Monroe , USA

The Early Childhood Education associate of applied science degree program prepares students to provide high-quality care and education of young children birth through age 8.

The Early Childhood Education associate of applied science degree program prepares students to provide high-quality care and education of young children birth through age 8. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Labette Community College
Parsons , USA

LCC offers Associate of Science Degrees in Education and individual courses designed to meet various degree programs' requirements.

LCC offers Associate of Science Degrees in Education and individual courses designed to meet various degree programs' requirements. -
Associate of Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
American Indian College
Phoenix , USA

The A.A. in Early Childhood Education prepares you to teach in Christian or public early education and preschools.

The A.A. in Early Childhood Education prepares you to teach in Christian or public early education and preschools. -
Associate Degree
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
St. Charles Community College
Cottleville , USA

This degree provides students with the knowledge and skills to care for and teach young children (birth to age 8).

This degree provides students with the knowledge and skills to care for and teach young children (birth to age 8). -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon , USA

The curriculum aligns with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA) and the Michigan Early Childhoo ... +

The curriculum aligns with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA) and the Michigan Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies. Students are focused on understanding children's development from birth to eight years of age through hands-on practical fieldwork and classroom instruction. -
Associate of Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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