Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education
Northwest Florida State College

Program Details

An Early Childhood Education associate’s degree online prepares professionals to teach young children before they enter formal schooling. Graduates can pursue positions with childcare programs, Head Start, military childcare, preschools, and pre-Kindergarten programs.

Students will learn how to provide a safe and healthy environment for children ages 0-4 in their care. Classes explore ways to plan and implement daily programming, complete developmental assessments, and communicate with families. Graduates can transfer into the school’s online bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

Graduates of this program are also eligible to receive certifications in:

  • Child Development Early Intervention
  • Child Care Center Management Specialization
  • Infant/Toddler Specialization
  • Preschool Specialization

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Florida State College is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score, Criminal Background Check