Degrees

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program is a National Accredited Program from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs as well as for immediate employment in programs such as preschools, child care centers and Head Start.

Certificates

Child Development Associate Preparation

Successful completion of the Child Development Associate (CDA) preparation training program fulfills the CDA credential’s hourly education requirement and enables students to make application for the nationally recognized CDA Credential.

Home Child Care

This is a career program which aims to prepare students to work as child care providers in their own homes or in the child’s home. All courses applicable to an Associate in Science degree program in Early Childhood Education.

Contact

Program Coordinator: Michele Better, 860.738.6305

Mission

The Early Childhood Education program is a National Accredited Program from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs as well as for immediate employment in programs such as preschools, child care centers and Head Start. Students receive experiences by observing and teaching in a variety of early education environments. These experiences enable the student to implement the theory received in the college classroom in a practical hands-on setting. A required field trip may be planned each semester.