At Waldorf University, we believe in educating the whole person and equipping our students for fulfilling lives in the communities they serve. Our Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide you with a strong foundation for building the most beneficial educational environments for young learners.

Through the application of child development knowledge and standards that ensure a healthy, safe, respectful, and supportive classroom, you’ll learn how to establish positive relationships with family and community members while enhancing the learning and development of young children.

Moreover, you’ll gain valuable experience in working with diverse student populations, developing social, cultural, and linguistic awareness that is essential in today’s educational landscape.

What Can You Do With an Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education?

Waldorf University’s associate degree in early childhood education opens doors to a wide range of rewarding opportunities. Popular career paths for our early childhood degree graduates 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

Why Earn Your Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education at Waldorf?

Whether you aspire to be a daycare provider, preschool teacher, or special education assistant, our early childhood degree program provides the tools and knowledge you need to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young learners. Through a comprehensive curriculum integrating theory, methodology, and essential topics in childhood education, you’ll learn how to foster welcoming and supportive learning environments. You’ll also benefit from the flexibility of an online program taught by experts in the field.

Online-Only Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

At Waldorf University, we understand the demands of your daily life. Our Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education program is entirely online, allowing you to excel in your studies regardless of your location, family commitments, or busy schedule.

Supportive Faculty and Staff

Supportive and knowledgeable faculty and staff are a cornerstone of our associate of arts program. As a Waldorf student, you’ll learn from seasoned educators with a wealth of real-world expertise. Additionally, our class sizes are intentionally small, ensuring you receive individualized attention and guidance.

Curriculum Overview

Our associate of arts degree curriculum covers a wide range of topics, providing you with a deep understanding of early childhood education. You’ll learn about child development, health and safety, teaching strategies, and special needs while developing sought-after skills working with diverse student populations to prepare you for a successful career in the field.

This program is available online only.

Degree Requirements

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

If you’re not ready to start your associate of arts degree, consider Teachstone’s Child Development Associate (CDA) preparation program. With this unique offering, you can build your understanding of early childhood development while earning nine credits toward your associate degree.