This program is designed to prepare 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 experiences. Students who wish to earn a National Child Development Associate (CDA) credential may complete the necessary coursework as part of this degree.
The AS in Early Childhood Education degree program equips students to become reflective, transformative, and successful educators of the very young. Students will learn to apply theory to practice, to understand the relationships between children, families and communities in a diverse world. Students who wish to earn a National Child Development Associate (CDA) credential may complete the necessary coursework as part of this degree. Students seeking the Florida Director's credential may take the state-approved course, Administration of a Child Care Center. Courses are offered for full-time and part-time students, with blended and online courses where applicable.
Students must fulfill the entrance requirements for Florida SouthWestern State College.