Early Childhood A.A.S.

Make a difference in the life of a child

Learn how to educate, nurture, and engage young children from birth to Grade 2.  

You'll focus on creating a safe environment and planning age-appropriate activities to contribute to child success. Fieldwork is a mandatory part of our program, meaning you'll receive a hands-on education that lets you see if this is your path.  

Woman reading a book to a child
Program Type
Career Program,
2 Years

Full Program Details

naeyc logo

The Early Childhood A.A.S. at Onondaga Community College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from March 2017 through March 2024.

[Accreditation Report Data]


Get Started

You are here

Where you'll go

You'll be able to immediately start your career as a teaching assistant, Head Start representative, or a family childcare provider. If you want to continue your education, you can transfer your credits to a four-year school. 

Career Paths

Supporting you every step of the way!

Tap into a network of free support services that go far beyond the classroom.

Don't forget your financial aid!

You can save thousands by starting your education here — especially when you compare OCC with traditional 4-year colleges.  And that's not all!  Our Financial Aid specialists can help you navigate the process of getting free aid to help pay for your education.

Find out your real cost