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Child and Youth Studies Department

early childhood education

 Mission of the Early Care and Education Program

The Early Care and Education Associate Degree program is designed to prepare students for employment is settings that include, but are not limited to, any part-or full-day program in a child care center, school classroom or home care that serves young and school-age children and their families, including children with special developmental and learning needs.

 Early Childhood Associate Degree naeyc Accreditation

Key Features of the Associate Degree Program:

Early Childhood Credential
School Age Credential
Infant Toddler Credential
Director Credential
ABC Family Child Care

Associate Degree 

Early Care and Education- Child Care Professional Career Path

Early Care and Education- Child Care Management Career Path

Early Care and Education- Special Education Career Path


Early Childhood Development


Child Care Management

Early Childhood Development

Infant and Toddler Development

School-Age and Youth Development

Special Education

Gainful Employment Disclosures 

Early Childhood Development Diploma

Child Care Management Certificate

Early Childhood Development Certificate

Infant and Toddler Development Certificate

School-Age and Youth Development Certificate

Special Education Certificate


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