Shape the future, one child at a time, with an associate degree in early childhood education.
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.
- You’ll have lots of hands-on opportunities to build skills like planning age-appropriate environments, developing curricula and creating activities that allow young children to understand the world around them. I understand that I will be responsible for covering the costs of all health physicals and vaccines to participate in fieldwork experiences.
- After completing this program, you’ll be able to find work in a wide variety of entry-level early childhood education positions, such as preschool teacher, teacher assistant and child care program director.
- The associate degree in early childhood education program at Baker College is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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Early Childhood Education classes are taught exclusively through Online Live. Plus, general education and prerequisite courses are typically available through Baker Online, Online Live, and on all campuses throughout Michigan.Learn More
Why Study Early Childhood Education?
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.
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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.
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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.
On Campus Unavailable
Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available on campus each semester.View campus locations
Unavailable on Baker Online
Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Baker Online.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Baker Online each semester.Baker Online
Available on Online Live
Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Online Live.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Online Live each semester.Online Live