Early Childhood Education spans pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, and it’s a field currently experiencing rapid change and growth in job opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is expected to grow by 7% from 2010 to 2020.

An Early Childhood Education degree will help you develop the necessary skills in observing and assessing young children and in planning developmentally appropriate curriculum in all subject areas. Courses are aligned with standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children and The Pennsylvania Department Of Education.

Why You Should Choose Manor

The Manor Early Childhood Education program has a heavy emphasis on using developmentally appropriate practices with children and provides students with authentic and innovative experiences to learn course content. In addition, this program can be transferred into a baccalaureate certification program. You will  receive high quality advising and mentoring throughout by the Program Director. The Early Childhood Education program faculty is incredibly diverse and would provide you with practical and real world experience.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of an A.A. in Early Childhood Education, graduates will be prepared for positions as:

  • Lead and assistant teachers in child care centers, including group and family child care
  • Early intervention program
  • Head Start, including Early Head Start
  • Classroom assistant teachers within the K to 4 age group including both public and private settings
  • Therapeutic Support Staff person
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Pre School Teacher
  • Counselor
  • CDA Development Associate Credential

Learn more about the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Education Scholarship

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