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Early Childhood Education

Program: 10-307-1

  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms
  • 66 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts Fall
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  • Flexible Learning

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Children are our future. Nurturing and caring for them takes place in homes, in schools, and in various child care facilities. Parents and guardians put their trust in qualified early childhood educators to ensure the safety, well-being, and healthy development of their children—our future. If you love being with young children and want to be a part of their positive growth and development, a career in early childhood education may be a rewarding choice for you.

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Program Outcomes
  • Apply child development theory to practice
  • Cultivate relationships with children, family and the community
  • Assess child growth and development
  • Use best practices in teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Integrate health, safety and nutrition practices

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Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $205 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Other fees vary by program (books, supplies, materials, tools, uniforms, health-related exams, etc)

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Early Childhood Education classes are offered in a blended format, combining classroom and online courses, to help you fit college into your busy life by allowing you to take classes when and where it's convenient for you.

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