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Early Childhood Education: Shaping the Minds of Tomorrow

early childhood education programs in Connecticut

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Extensive opportunities for hands-on learning

Gain experience in a variety of settings, including our Reggio Emilia-inspired magnet elementary school.

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Acquire the skills employers are seeking

Students will be prepared for the Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC).

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Flexible class schedules

Classes are offered online, on-campus, in the evening and in hybrid formats in standard 15-week sessions.

Prepare for a rewarding career in early childhood education

With a bachelor’s degree in child study or an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Goodwin College you can make a positive difference in the lives of children. From birth through eight years old, children need a strong foundation of support and knowledge to realize lifelong success. By becoming an early childhood educator, you can play a crucial role in child development and early learning.

The more we learn about child development, the more we realize the crucial importance of early childhood education to prepare children for lifelong success. With a bachelor’s degree in Child Study and an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Goodwin College, you can make a difference in the lives of children.

"Early childhood education is a very rewarding and fulfilling career path. Goodwin’s Child Study program provided me with the knowledge I needed for career success."

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Crystal Aresco, BS Child Study Graduate
Instructor, Riverside Magnet School

Financing your education

Our financial aid team is ready to work with you to make sure you find the grants, scholarships, and other aid you need to cover your college tuition.

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Career opportunities for early childhood professionals

Early childhood educators focus on developing children’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive skills as well as their abilities in language and literacy. Your degree from Goodwin College will help prepare you for a career working with children and families. Careers in early childhood education include:

Associate degree:

  • Family Resource Worker
  • Infant and Toddler Teacher
  • Paraprofessional
  • School Readiness Teacher

Bachelor’s degree:

  • Child Advocate
  • Child Care Administrator
  • Child Care Teacher
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Director

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Classes Start September 9.