early childhood education degree

preschool teacherAssociate in Science Degree

Accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children since 2013.

The Associate in Science Program in Early Childhood Education is designed for students who wish to enter the field of early childhood education or who are already employed in an early childhood education setting and wish to earn a credential and expand their knowledge and competency in working with young children. The program provides students with the skills and competencies necessary to work effectively with children from birth through age eight. Students may be either full-time or part-time.

Graduates of the program will be able to find employment in day care centers, preschool programs, Head Start programs, or similar. Associate degree holders would also be eligible for head teacher status in child care centers or could seek further education in a Connecticut Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification program. It will also allow one to transfer to a four-year institution.

The Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.

Start today – and combine your skills and your passion in a career that’s exciting and fulfilling – that makes a real difference in people’s lives. Apply today for Middlesex Community College’s Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, a certificate in Early Childhood Education and a credential track for Child Development Associate, CDA, which will give you a competitive edge for your future employment in a variety of jobs, including daycares, preschools, Head Start programs in teacher or head teacher positions and many others.


Norma Rosado-Javier

Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
Phone: 860-343-5758
Email: NRosado-Javier@mxcc.edu Indicates Email address
Office Location: Snow 508
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Note About Financial Aid 
Federal regulations stipulate that a student may only receive financial aid for courses that count towards their degree/certificate. To comply with this regulation, MxCC must track the courses that a student is registered for that count towards their degree/certificate program.  Courses identified as not meeting program requirements will not be included in the calculation of financial aid eligibility. Pre requisites will be covered. This procedure is now in effect. Eligibility ceases once a student attempts 90 credits for a typical 60 credit program.

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