This degree program is designed for students who want to work with young children in a variety of public or private programs as well as those who are already employed in early childhood settings. Students in this program are provided with comprehensive courses that are focused on children from birth through age eight. The study of research and theory is blended with many opportunities for hands-on experience.
Students who wish to earn a National CDA credential may complete the necessary coursework as part of this degree.
A pre-admission consultation with the program coordinator is strongly recommended.
Early Childhood Graduates Typically Earn:
The starting salary for a preschool teacher is approximately $20,000-$30,000 annually.*
There are approximately 36 annual openings in Edison State’s service district. **
*Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation retrieved January 2009.
** 2008-2009 Regional Targeted Occupational Supplemental List retrieved from Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board.
Early Childhood Education Career Opportunities:
- Childcare worker in public or private facilities
- Pre-school teacher
- Childcare Facility Manager
- Childcare Development Specialist
- Teacher Assistant
Continuing Toward a Bachelor’s Degree?
You may want to consider going on to earn your bachelor's degree with Edison State College or looking into our academic partnerships with many universities and colleges. For more information please contact a program advisor at (239) 489-9067.
Refer to specific course descriptions listed in this Catalog.