Early Childhood Education

This 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. (Also see the Early Childhood Education transfer option in the Associate in Arts program area.) 

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

Educational Program

Refer to the suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career Opportunities

A graduate of the Early Childhood Education program can find employment as:

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

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