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What You Will Learn:

You will learn to create a nurturing, safe classroom where every child thrives. You will study how children develop and how to plan age-appropriate activities that foster their development. 

What It Is Like:

A combination of classroom-based instruction and field experience helps you move from observer to active participant.  

Where It Can Take You:

Upon successful completion of this degree program, you will be prepared to work as an assistant or head teacher in a program working with children from birth to Grade 2, as a teaching assistant in a public school, Head Start, family child care provider or nanny.

The Early Childhood A.A.S. degree program at Onondaga Community College is accredited by the Commission on Early Childhood Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. (800) 424-2460, ext. 8007. 

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"I was always the one who wanted to be the teacher when I played with friends. This field is the perfect fit for my interests!" ~Gayle P.