Early Childhood Education
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Early Childhood Education provides students with a sound foundation in theoretical and practical aspects of early child care and education settings. The curriculum establishes strengths in oral and written communication, problem solving, and evaluation skills. Students will gain an understanding of the physical, social, and psychological factors that influence a child's development in a particular cultural environment. Fieldwork experiences provide students an opportunity to work directly with young children, drawing upon the principles and professional practices covered in the course work.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
Pay depends on the educational attainment of the worker and the type of establishment. Although the pay generally is very low, more education usually means higher earnings.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for childcare workers was $19,600 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $16,430.The top 10 percent earned more than $29,770.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Child Day Care Services||288,830||$9.61||$19,980|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools||125,930||$11.57||$24,060|
|Other Amusement and Recreation Industries||35,290||$9.73||$20,250|
|Civic and Social Organizations||31,480||$9.63||$20,020|
|Other Residential Care Facilities||21,680||$11.42||$23,750|
Statistics reported in May 2013
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Clubs & Activities
- Children's Learning Center - work with toddlers and preschoolers
- Early Educators
Notice of Conviction
Notice of Conviction via the College Catalog.
Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.