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Early Childhood Education


Program Objective: To provide you with a comprehensive understanding of early childhood education.

Program Description: In our A.S. in Early Childhood Education, 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

Program Outcomes: Upon graduation, you will receive an Associate degree and be fully prepared to successfully implement developmentally effective approaches to curriculum and instruction that are research-based, culturally sensitive, appropriate for each and every child, and incorporate the children’s family as partners.

The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any educational credential, such as a state teacher’s license or an early childhood certification. Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Learn about teaching certification requirements through the state departments of education: Learn about early childhood education credentials through the Council for Professional Recognition:

Bachelor of Science in Child Studies and Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education programs at Post University are accredited by 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 Bachelor of Science in Child Studies program runs from March 2019 through March 2026. The accreditation term for the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program runs from March 2019 through March 2021.

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