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Early Childhood Education

Northampton Community College's Early Childhood Education degrees and certificates help students understand and positively influence children's learning and development. Teaching young children is a rewarding and inspiring career. Our highly-qualified faculty prepares students to be effective teachers for children aged infant to nine years. Graduates may transfer seamlessly to four-year institutions or immediately enter the early care and education profession. Early Childhood Education students graduate with a strong foundation in child development, inclusionary practices, and arts-inspired learning.

The Early Childhood Education: Infant to Grade Four Associate Degree and eCDA are 100% online. All online courses are facilitated by an instructor and include opportunities for student interaction and participation.

Northampton offers a variety of tuition assistance options for Early Childhood Education Students: Click on the ECE Funding Link below to explore options.

NAEYC Annual Outcomes Measurements from NCC's 2019-20 AAS Annual Report (PDF)

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Education Program Requirements ECE Funding

Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 62
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

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Semesters: 3
Credits: 36
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Certificate
Semesters: 2
Credits: 9
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Specialized Diploma
Semesters: 2
Credits: 9
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Specialized Diploma
Semesters: 2
Credits: 9
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Specialized Diploma
Semesters: 2
Credits: 9
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Campus: Bethlehem|Monroe|FullyOnline
Program Type: Specialized Diploma
 

Program Information

Students studying on campus have access to children's classrooms in our lab schools.  Reibman Hall Children's Center and  Hannig Family Children's Center serve as state-of-the-art early care and education programs specifically designed to enhance student learning and support direct observation and on-going field experiences.  Students learn to develop curriculum that is emergent, standard-based, and individualized to meet the unique needs of each child. You will gain hands-on experience in public school and young children's classrooms in your very first education course and later through an internship opportunity. Courses offered in these programs include Infant-Toddler Development and Learning, Observation & Assessment in Early Childhood, and Child, Family and, Community.

NCC's Early Childhood AAS Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC). 

NAEYC Annual Outcomes Measurements from NCC's 2019-20 AAS Annual Report (PDF)

 

Career Opportunities

Recognized as a leader in the field for many years, NCC's accredited associate degree program focuses on a proven curriculum and ongoing field-work, allowing students to gain exposure and get excited about their future from the start. 

Whether you plan to enter the workforce immediately after graduation or transfer to a four-year school, you will be prepared with the knowledge and skills you need to make a difference. The associate degree transfers smoothly into a baccalaureate level Pre-K to Grade 4 teacher certification program. Graduates from the program often work as:

Future Career Paths

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Program Director
  • Classroom Assistants
  • Group Supervisor
  • Certified Teacher Pre-K to Grade 4

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