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Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education

Program Details

The online Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education program guarantees acceptance to the CSU system as it prepares educators to transfer to CSU and a bachelor’s degree program.  Educators learn to examine teaching and care practices that provide a developmentally appropriate program to support children’s growth, development, and learning, and also learn to integrate understandings of children’s development and needs to maintain healthy, safe, supportive, and challenging learning environments that demonstrate culturally relevant, inclusive, age-appropriate, and anti-bias approaches respectful of children, families, and early learning professionals.  Graduates are prepared for careers in Child Development and Early Childhood Education or to transfer to child development, elementary education, and education programs at a 4-year college or university.


  • High school and/or college transcripts

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges


Cerro Coso Community College is not authorized to offer online programs to residents in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.