Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education Requirements
The early childhood education degree explores child development from the point of conception through the toddler years. There is great detail included about pregnancy, pre-natal development, childbirth, newborn and infant care. The associate degree program also covers topics including safety and health, learning environments, culture and the young child, families, screening and assessment, curriculum development for various ages and inclusion of young children with special needs.
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Our online programs are designed to give you flexibility while creating a learning experience in which you feel connected and supported. Web classes include a variety of online links, videos, virtual field trips and individual activities. One of our classes uses an e-book developed by faculty, in which assignments are completed through videos and submitted within the text. Many of our students attend part-time while they’re working or raising a family. Like all of our online programs, the associate in early childhood education is offered at in-state tuition for students everywhere.
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Cost breakdown for the online associate degree in early childhood education
The estimated cost for the early childhood program based on current rates is $18,390.
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Example projects in the early childhood education online degree program
Early childhood education classes at UAF include a variety of hands-on experiences with teaching and developing curriculum:
- In our Thinking, Reasoning and Discovery course, you’ll choose a topic of interest to young children and then develop activities and materials to teach concepts of physical and life science, math and logic, and performing and visual arts. This will help you to think creatively about how children will best learn the key points in the unit and practice the activities together.
- In the Nutrition and Physical Wellness course, you’ll engage in a variety of activities to help children stay physically fit and gain skills in physical activities such as handling balls or gymnastics. The course also looks in depth at nutrition, helping children learn the right foods to eat and how important it is to stay hydrated.