Mar 04, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

The Early Childhood Education major provides the educational needs of the child care industry as well as the Head Start teachers and teacher assistants in public Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education classrooms.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhoold Education is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

                       National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
                       1313 L Street NW, Suite 500,
                       Washington, D.C. 20005,
                       800-424-2460 (

This major is specifically designed for students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation. Students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree should follow the Pre K-3 emphasis in the Teaching Major leading to the Associate of Science degree.

To facilitate success in this program, all students should enroll in ORN 1010 - Orientation: Learning to Succeed  during their first semester at DSCC.

TYPICAL JOBS: Head Start teacher, teacher assistant in public school, Department of Education Pre-K assistant, lead teacher in child care program, possibly child care director, preschool curriculum coordinator, CDA advisor, consultant

Major/Concentration Codes: ECEM-ECEC

Use DegreeWorks to view a sample degree plan.

To view a sample degree map by semester for this concentration, go to Degree Map.