Early Childhood Education

Associate in Science

The Early Childhood Education Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at NWF State College is a two-year program that meets regional workforce needs by preparing students who have an interest and passion for working with young children, ages 0-4 years, in an early childhood setting. Early childhood education teacher classroom settings include private and public childcare programs, Head Start, military childcare programs, private and public preschools, and pre-Kindergarten programs. Students complete four college certificates within the program. NWF State College is also a Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Childcare Professional Credential (FCCPC), and Director Credential-approved provider. Students completing the A.S. in Early Childhood Education degree program can easily transition into the college’s B.S. Early Childhood Education degree program.

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Career Outlook*

Students completing the A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education at NWF State College will complete all course requirements for the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) and the Florida Director Credential. Early Childhood teachers may advance to administrative positions in child care/early education programs. There is currently a regional shortage of Early Childhood Education teachers.

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