Our associate degree in early childhood education is designed to prepare you to work in a rewarding field. With classes led by early childhood education professionals, this program combines traditional classroom learning and fieldwork, so you can take what you’ve learned and apply it in real-world settings.
Learn what it takes to put children first. Early childhood educators have the opportunity to have a significant impact on children’s lives, using their knowledge and skills to help children explore, learn and interpret the world around them. The early years of a child’s life set the stage, and much of what he or she learns and experiences during this time shapes his or her world in ways that can last a lifetime.
The Baker College associate degree in early childhood education program is a 2-year, NAEYC-accredited program consisting of 60 credit hours (45 hours of major courses and 15 hours of general education requirements). Our curriculum includes early childhood development, developing curriculum for early childhood and fieldwork experiences.
The curriculum at Baker absolutely helped me. I had great instructors—instructors who were educators...it was important to me for those instructors to connect with me.
Our mission is to prepare knowledgeable and highly skilled professionals in the field of early childhood education who support human development through partnerships, advocacy, service and the education of all young children and their families.
The associate degree in early childhood education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 1313 L. Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005; phone: 202-232-8777, toll free: 800-424- 2460 or 866-NAEYC-4U; Web address: www.naeyc.org.
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Cadillac, Muskegon, and Owosso. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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