Early Childhood Education, Associate in Science
The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), located at 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone (202) 232-8777 or, toll-free, (800) 424-2460.
The Associate degree in Early Childhood Education and the Bachelor degree in Child Study are both approved programs for the Connecticut State Early Childhood Teaching Credential (ECTC). Beginning in 2015, this credential became a requirement, in addition to a completed degree, for professionals to gain employment in a Connecticut state-run early childhood program. Students completing either of our early childhood programs successfully will automatically qualify for this credential. Upon graduation, a short application is filed with Connecticut Charts-a-Course (a nonprofit early childhood professional development organization) in order for the student to register with the state. The credential will then be mailed to the student.