Program Goals and Outcomes

Associate degree in early childhood education program goals and outcomes

The associate degree in early childhood education program can help students prepare to take the first steps toward a rewarding career working with young children. Graduates of the program will have gained hands-on experience relevant to earning a job as a preschool teacher, while earning formal education that can fulfill one of the requirements of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

Early Childhood Education

Associate Degree 16-24 mo As low as $60/mo
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Program Goal

To prepare graduates for employment, but also provide the foundation for entry into Bachelor of Science programs, and includes at least 30 semester credits in general education subjects.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of child development and learning in an early childhood setting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development and execution of family and community relationships
  • Apply best practices, observation, and assessment to enhance learning and development
  • Plan, evaluate, and design curriculum appropriate for the education of young children
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of individuality and cultural diversity to assist in creating a meaningful curriculum
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and an awareness of the need for lifelong professional growth, learning, community involvement, and advocacy in regards to current early childhood research, practices, and issues
  • Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of foundational concepts in the general education areas including science, mathematics, English composition, and the social sciences

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