Early Childhood Education
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At a Glance
Early Childhood Education —
Associate of Science Program
Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education
The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program provides the learning opportunities you could use to enhance your ability to create, support, and implement meaningful, age-appropriate learning opportunities for young children, birth to age 8. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), coursework for this program offers the industry-specific educational insights and skill-building opportunities to:
- Provide culturally sensitive, age-appropriate learning experiences
- Work with families to help foster learning success for their young children
- Promote the development of a child’s self-esteem in addition to social-emotional, cognitive, physical, language, and creative art skills
- And more!
NAEYC Programmatically Accredited
The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program holds programmatic accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 232-8777. The accreditation term for the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program runs from March 2019 through March 2026.
The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education provides the opportunity for program students to prepare to have a powerful impact on the lives of children, birth through age 8, and their families as non-credentialed early childhood educators. However, this program is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any teaching credential or licensure, such as a state teacher’s license or an early childhood certification.
Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.
Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.
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“With preschool and early-child children, love is essential. You have to come from a place where you are looking at the child as an individual. You are seeing every child as unique and special. Students take the time to get to know the children, to observe, and keep changing what they are doing so that they are always teaching to the needs of the child.”
– Marie Russell
Program Chair, Child Studies & Early Childhood Education
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