Early Childhood Education
Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate
The primary purpose of this program is to provide students with the background and professional competencies necessary for employment in the field of early childhood care and education. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for employment in a variety of settings including preschools, day care centers, school-age child care centers, residential centers, public schools (as classroom assistants), and recreation centers.
Also, a substantial number of transfer credits will be earned for those students who later decide to pursue an education degree at a senior institution. All participants in the Child Care/Early Childhood Education degree and certificate programs must meet all current regulations for personnel regarding health and child abuse/neglect screening mandated by the Missouri Division of Health Day Care Licensing Agency.