Early Childhood Education

This two-year degree program is designed to prepare students to work with young children in various early childhood settings. Students will receive instruction in theories of child development, developmentally appropriate practice, adapting for children with special needs, and establishing relationships with parents. Many of the courses in this program apply towards the first two years of a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.

For more information on the Education - Early Childhood program, please contact the program coordinator, Carolyn Beal at 618-235-2700, ext. 5593 orĀ carolyn.beal@swic.edu.

Educational Program

Refer to the sequence of courses and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Public school individual/classroom aide
  • Early childhood special education aide
  • Headstart teacher
  • Child care worker (certificate with one year experience or Associate in Applied Science degree).
  • Child care director (Associate of Applied Science degree).

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