Early Care and Education
The Associate of Science in Early Care and Education degree program prepares students to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families in early care and education settings.
Students who become successful child care teachers must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, and motivate children, as well as understand their physical, educational, and emotional needs. You must be able to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in children. Flexibility and adaptability are important.
You should also be organized, dependable, patient, and creative. You must be able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents, and members of the community. You must enjoy play. Respect for children and patience are crucial characteristics.
Where It Will Take You
With your bachelor's degree and proper licensing, your employment opportunities include becoming a teacher, instructor and tutor. You may teach in public or private schools. Opportunities depend, in part, on your areas of concentration. You will pick two focus areas from the following: language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
Upon completion at UC Blue Ash College, your advisor can assist you in completing the transition steps to continue your education towards the Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education: Birth to Age 5 at UC’s College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH).
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