Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education


Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education is a program designed to help equip students with the skills needed to begin, or advance in, careers in child care and early childhood education. Coursework completed for this degree may also be used as a stepping stone to Aspen University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.

This degree provides students with a comprehensive education that comprises foundational liberal arts courses as well as specialized courses covering essential early childhood education topics related to child development, education theory, and curriculum design.

Aspen University's Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education program satisifies all of the formal training and competency requirements for child care professionals to pursue the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition.

Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education will graduate with a solid understanding of the key areas of education theory, curriculum planning, and childhood development that are essential for successful careers as teachers, assistants, and administrators in child care and childhood education organizations.

Apsen University's Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education teaches students to organize and lead education and care programs in order to best meet the needs of the children and communities with which they work. This program aims to prepare students for positions in settings such as preschools, kindergartens, elementary schools, and Head Start programs.

Coursework completed for this degree may also be applied toward the requirements for Aspen University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, a higher degree that students can tailor to fit their own educational and professional goals by specializing in either Preschool or Infant/Toddler studies.

Learn More

Speak to an Enrollment Advisor to learn more about Aspen University's online Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education program.
Phone: 1-800-373-7814
Email: enrollment@aspen.edu

Tuition Rates

  • $ 450 per Course
  • 20 Courses

  • $9,000 Tuition + Fees

Pay $250 per Month

Each month you'll make just one payment of $250, which we'll apply towards your tuition and fees. Your first payment is due on the first day of class and you'll be charged on the same day each month after that.