Official Title of Major: Early Childhood Development, A.A.S.
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 60
Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Development fulfills the state educational requirements for employment as a director, teacher (senior staff), school-age staff member and/or director. The program emphasizes the study of child development, early childhood curriculum/strategies and administrative responsibilities, as well as requires passing a background check and completing a field-based experience in the early childhood learning environment. Individuals must meet additional state requirements regarding age and experience for employment.
Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Karen Phelan, Ed.D.
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