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Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

Earn Your Early Childhood Education Degree Online

Make a difference in the lives of children and families with an early childhood education degree. Today more than ever, society is placing a higher value on improving early childhood learning - so now is an exciting time to get into this field! Follow your career goals and make school work for you with on-demand courses and affordable tuition.​
Work with Leading Employers to Gain Valuable Work Experience
In this program, you can gain practical field experience by working in a licensed childcare center.​ Penn Foster College is an official partner of Bright Horizons Family Solutions and Learning Care Group. Through our partners, you may be able to be placed in a Bright Horizons center or in a center under the Learning Care Group’s family of brands for the externship portion of the program.
Gain Valuable Work Experience
Why Become an Early Childhood Educator?

Why Become an Early Childhood Educator?

With Penn Foster College, earning college credits and a full degree is within reach. Our Early Childhood Education program will provide the foundational concepts that are used by ECE teachers every day - including how to make lesson plans and promote language, literacy, and preschool social skills development​ - all at a price that fits your budget. With Penn Foster’s Early Childhood Education Associate Degree program, you pay just $79 per credit and study on your schedule. In this affordable program, you have no set class schedules and can access on-demand support.
Why Choose Penn Foster College?
Affordable
Affordable
At only $79 per credit, and 3 easy payment plans to choose from, we can help you fit college into your budget.
On-Demand Learning
On-Demand Learning
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access ECE teachers and coaches through text, phone and email or chat with fellow classmates online.
Prepare for in-demand careers
Prepare for in-demand careers
You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to move toward success along a new or existing career path.
Mobile Friendly
Mobile-Friendly Flexibility
Our 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
Personalized Goal Tracking
Personalized Goal Tracking
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study and exam schedule to help meet your personal goals.
All-inclusive
All-Inclusive Program
Your tuition includes access to instructors and teaching assistants, all of your textbooks, unlimited career support and even a personal Success Coach!
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!
Early Childhood Education Course Details
Take courses in curriculum development for young children, guidance procedures, and how to promote language, literacy, and social skills development that can help you prepare for a career as an early childhood education teacher.​ Penn Foster College will help you succeed in the early childhood education industry, with support from early childhood educators like Nancy Moretti, Ed. D. (ABD), M.S., who has over 28 years of experience working with children.
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Tuition
With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your early childhood education training online today.
  • I was hired at a preschool immediately after graduating. I was also able to transfer my credits, and I now am in a bachelor's degree program.
    Amanda S.
    Early Childhood Education Graduate
  • Penn Foster has opened doors for me that I never imagined could be opened. I look forward to inspiring the same love of learning in my students that Penn Foster inspired in me.
    De Janiera T.
    Early Childhood Education Graduate
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Get started today on your path towards making a difference in children's lives with the Penn Foster College Early Childhood Education online program.​

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¹ The decision to transfer credits is up to the individual institutions. Students who plan to continue with another school after completing coursework at Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding its transfer credit policies. For more information about ACE CREDIT, visit their website at www.acenet.edu/credit.​
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