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Early Childhood Education Overview

CVTC’s Early Childhood Education degree prepares you for a fun and rewarding career. You will learn to work with children to help them improve their social skills and prepare them for formal education.  You will play a vital role in the development of children.

Creativity, sense of humor, flexibility, and a love of children are the qualities of successful child care professionals.

The Early Childhood Education program is flexible, allowing you to enroll full-time or part-time. If you have prior experience working in child care or early childhood education, you may be granted advanced standing. If you would like to continue your education, many of the credits you earn will transfer to selected universities toward a four-year degree in early childhood or elementary education.

The early childhood classes will cover all aspects of child development and will include a practicum, allowing you to apply your education in an actual child care setting.

This program has an advanced placement entry option. Advanced placement is an opportunity for graduates of a related program to further their education. Learn more about advanced placement for this program.

Career Opportunities

Early Childhood Educator

Early Learning Teacher

Lead Teacher

Nanny

Preschool Director

Public School Teacher Aide

Just the Facts

Early Childhood Education
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //
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Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
August

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,269

Term 2

$

2,275

Term 3

$

2,290

Term 4

$

2,221

Books

$

1,711

Estimated Total:  $10,766

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Early Childhood Education program.

Guiding Child Behavior
This course examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting.

Art, Music, and Language Arts
This course will focus on beginning level curriculum development in the specific content areas of art, music, and language arts.

Children with Differing Abilities
The course focuses on the child with differing abilities in an early childhood education setting.

Early Childhood Education Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

// Program Outcomes

 

100%
Employed

100% of our recent Early Childhood Education graduates get a job in the industry.

 

84
Regional Jobs

There are 84 job openings in the CVTC district for the Early Childhood Education industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

 

Focus On Student Success

Working with children has become my passion. I am so interested in everything we do in the program. It’s easy to learn, because I so want to learn it. It’s a lot of fun, and hands-on too. We make a lot of teacher-made materials that we can use.

Hannah, Early Childhood Education Graduate

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Degrees & Diplomas

Child Care Services, Technical Diploma

Foundations of Teacher Education, Associate Degree

Library & Information Services, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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Program Accreditation

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The NAEYC Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs awards accreditation to early childhood associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree programs that demonstrate evidence of excellence by meeting the NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards. The NAEYC accreditation process provides a framework for self-study, external evaluation, and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation programs. Visit accreditation website.