Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood Education offers multiple opportunities for students to work with young children and adults in a variety of contexts. Our highly qualified faculty prepares students to enter the field at different levels including nine-credit specialized diplomas for the CDA, School-Age Diploma, or Leadership for ECE Program Directors (requires 15 prior credits in ECE).

Degree-seeking students interested in working with children at the Birth to Five, or Pre-K-Grade 4 level can begin courses in the Associates Degree by enrolling in the Infant to Grade 4 Associate in Applied Science (AAS), graduates of this program may transfer seamlessly to four-year institutions or immediately enter the early care and education profession. The 36-credit ECE Certificate program offers students and practitioners opportunities to begin their college career by taking ten ECE courses that can be transferred into the AAS Degree Program.


A student must maintain a grade of "C" or better in all Early Childhood Education courses.

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Early Childhood Education Programs

Early Childhood Education, Infant to Grade 4, Associate in Applied Science

Early Childhood Education, Infant to Grade 4, Certificate

Child Development Associate (CDA), Specialized Diploma 

School-Age Child Care, Specialized Diploma

Leadership for Early Childhood Program Directors, Specialized Diploma