Waldorf’s associate degree in early childhood education focuses on building the most beneficial learning environment for young, school-aged children. Through the application of child development knowledge, and by learning the standards of a healthy, safe, respectful, and supportive classroom, students will grasp the ability to establish positive relationships with family and community members to enhance learning and development for young children. Furthermore, students will also gain experience in working with diverse student populations through social, cultural, and linguistic awareness.

What can I do with an Early Childhood AA Degree?

Once students have completed an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, they may choose to work with young children in a variety of ways.  Career paths may include:

  • Daycare Provider
  • Daycare Director
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Camp Counselor
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Infant/Toddler Caregiver
  • Teacher Aide or Assistant
  • Special Education Associate/Assistant
  • Library Workers
  • Additional Education Support Staff
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Tutor

This program is available online only.

Degree Requirements

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Requirements 15
ECE 1010 Introduction to Early Childhood Development 3
ECE 2010 Early Childhood Health and Safety 3
ECE 2020 Teaching and Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom 3
ECE 2030 Introduction to Children with Special Needs 3
ECE 2040 Community and Family Engagement 3
General Education Core Requirements 45
Grand Total: 60

If you are not ready to start your AA degree, consider learn more about Teachstone.