Read more about the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in early childhood education requirements.
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in early childhood education degree is a good option if you want to start your early childhood education career by earning a two-year degree.
Explore the classes that will teach you about child development, curriculum and classroom guidance strategies. Study subjects including:
- Early childhood education techniques
- Guidance and behavioral expectations for young children
- Early childhood education leadership
- Child growth and development
- Nutrition, health and safety
- Curriculum design
- Administration of early childhood care and education programs
The knowledge you’ll gain while taking early childhood education classes at Aims builds as you progress through the program. For this reason, you’ll take classes in a specific sequence:
- Introductory courses
- Foundational courses
- Methods and techniques courses
- Administration courses
- Direct observation and practice experience
The Aims early childhood education associate degree program has high oral and written communication standards, which are expected and required as a professional in the field. The Aims early childhood education degree program recognizes diverse learning styles and offers supportive and flexible learning environments focused on student success.
Classes are numbered according to the Colorado Community College Common Course Numbering System (CCNS) and Colorado Quality Standards for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.