Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education

Teaching is your calling. You’ve always wanted to pursue the important work of laying the groundwork for the future of a generation of children so that they may grow into successful adults.  An Associate of Science in Early Childhood Development at Post will help you get a head start in the teaching field.

In our A.S. in Early Childhood Development, you’ll:

  • Apply your knowledge of young children in real-life early childhood education settings by participating in three field experiences

  • Learn to formulate a developmentally appropriate approach to the education of young children 

  • Better understand children with special needs through the preparation of appropriate program plans, which foster positive self-esteem, promote social skills, and develop multicultural awareness

Note: Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state. This program is not intended to lead to educator certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Students in the Associate of Science in The Early Childhood Education degree program learn appropriate skills and techniques to support the development of children aged birth through eight years old. Students gain an understanding of the characteristics of infants, toddlers and young children; their developmental stages; and strategies that support children developing typically, as well as, those with special needs. Students create appropriate program plans that foster positive self-esteem, promote social skills and increase multicultural awareness. Students visit and participate in a variety of early childhood classroom settings where they have the opportunity to apply the skills that they are learning and work collaboratively with their peers and co-workers. 

Graduates are prepared for careers as teachers in early care and education settings, as paraprofessionals or teacher assistants, or as home visitors, parent educators, nannies, family service workers, social services specialists or family resource center workers. Many students go on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Child Studies.

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