Available at Bay State College:Associate of Early Childhood Education
Our Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education will give you the in-depth preparation and experience you need to become a professional in the education and development of young children in just two years. And by studying here at Bay State, you’ll also satisfy the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care guidelines for employment for child care centers, nurseries and preschools.
Through our program, you will develop a solid foundation in general studies as well as the theory and practice of effective childcare and development, through courses like:
- Growth and Development
- Infant, Toddler and Pre-School Curriculum
- Methods and Approaches in Teaching
In addition, you’ll complete two required 150-hour practicums (internships) in a professional childcare setting, to put your learning into practice though valuable hands-on experience.