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Early Care and Education

Early Care and Education

Associate in Applied Science Degree (FP, FV, M)
Certificate of Proficiency (FP, FV, M)

The Early Care and Education program offers students a variety of degree options and pathways of study. Students will investigate leading theories of child development and methodologies for curriculum planning and assessment. Through class lectures, observation studies, field work with mentor teachers, service learning, and opportunities for discussion with award winning faculty, students will engage with the best practices designed for the study of early education.

The Early Care and Education profession offers opportunities for teaching and working in a wide range of programs and agencies that serve young children and their families. For students who are interested in early care and education, St. Louis Community College will prepare you to work with young children from infancy through age eight in a variety of settings such as preschool, day care, before and after school care, teacher assistant in an elementary school, or for management positions such as a program director.

Students who complete the highly recognized and desired AAS degree at St. Louis Community College will be able to find employment immediately upon graduation.