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The Associate Degree option gives you a choice between three different focus areas to allow you to really personalize your educational experience. Your three options include the following:
- Infants and Toddlers
In the Infant-Toddler Focus, you'll get an in-depth education on providing quality environments and interactions for our youngest learners. This option includes a practicum experience in both infant and toddler classrooms.
In the preschool focus, you'll dive into planning developmentally appropriate curriculum experiences for children three through five years of age to ensure that they are ready for Kindergarten.
The Administration focus is designed specifically for those in leadership positions in the field of early care and education. The focus area contains 3 specific courses designed around directing and leading an early care center: Administration and Leadership, Supervision and Organization of ECE Programs, and Operation of an ECE Progam. In addition, students will explore coursework focused on both infants and toddlers.
The Bachelor Degree option provides you with a comprehensive view of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Students with this degree have flexible career options due to the wide array of courses in early care and eduation. You'll not only explore curriculum for all age groups before Kindergarten entry, but you'll also take courses that specifically focus on topics including literacy, assessment, and social issues. The Bachelor's degree does not include public school licensure.