Associate of Arts in Education in the Early Years
Montgomery County Community College

Program Details

The online AA in Education in the Early Years degree program from Montgomery County Community College focuses on child development from birth through grade four. Students are prepared to teach in such settings as preschool, early intervention, and child care as they learn to:

  • Identify typical and atypical milestones in child development
  • Assess the appropriateness of early literacy opportunities in early childhood environments
  • Create curricula and environments that are cognitively, physically, and social-emotionally appropriate for children's ages and needs
  • Communicate effectively with young children, their parents, and peers
  • Design activities that promote positive school-family-community relationships
  • Collaborate with teachers to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of all students


  • Official high school transcript or GED diploma
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)
  • Placement test(s) may be required
  • Background checks are required for students to participate in certain education courses and to observe classrooms, tutor students, etc.

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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