Early Childhood Education
All young children, from birth through 8 years, deserve quality care and education! Post University’s Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program will give you the essential knowledge, skills and tools to become or advance your career as an early childhood professional.
Post University’s Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program is 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 Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program runs from March 2019 through March 2026.
To provide you with a comprehensive working knowledge of child development, early childhood education, and culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate practices.
In our A.S. in Early Childhood Education, you will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of young children’s characteristics and development across all domains
- Articulate your knowledge of children, families, diverse cultures and community characteristics when building effective relationships with children and families
- Implement developmentally effective approaches to curriculum and instruction that are research-based and appropriate for diverse learners
- Apply knowledge of early childhood professional standards and ethical conduct
- Effectively and professionally communicate verbally and in writing
You will be prepared to work in diverse and inclusive early childhood settings and demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity as early childhood practitioners. Career opportunities include assistant teacher or teacher in private or public early childhood center, Head Start and family childcare settings, paraprofessional in a Prekindergarten through 3rd grade classroom, in-home “nanny” childcare provider, home visitor, infant mental health specialist, family resource center parent educator, and social service specialist.
You will have earned half of the credits you need to earn Post University’s bachelor’s in Child Studies.
Note: Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state. This program is not intended to lead to educator certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
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