Early Childhood A.A.S.

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Make the difference in the life of a child

Our program will teach you how to educate, nurture, and engage young children from birth to Grade 2. 

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Weekend College

What You'll Learn

Studying child development and learning how to plan age-appropriate activities is important for your success in this field. We'll also cover how to foster a positive learning environment that sets kids up for success. It'll be rounded out with field placements so you can get hands-on experience.

You can opt to take this degree program completely online through Open SUNY.

Where You'll Go

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

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.

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