Early Childhood Development

Gain expertise and become a valuable resource in the development of young children.

Degree Options Associate, Certificate
Locations Lewiston, Online

The program emphasizes cognitive development, fine/gross motor physical development, social and emotional development, language and literacy development, and self-help skills of children birth through age eight. Students seeking a degree spend approximately 8-10 hours a week at an approved practicum site during their second, third, and fourth semesters of the program. Students seeking a certificate will meet the requirements for Child Development Associate Credential, which is needed for many preschool and Head Start programs. Students must complete an Early Childhood packet for acceptance into the program.

Related Careers

• Teacher assistant, $34,530
• Preschool instructor, $38,640
• Childcare worker, $29,570
• Childcare center director, $57,610

Career data and salary information is from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

“This program has allowed me to blossom into an early childhood teacher! With professors who inspire and offer a fantastic insight into this career, I have never felt more excited about learning!” - Abbigail Brown, AAS, BAS

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