Associate in Applied Science in Early Learning & Development
Rio Salado College

Program Details

The online AAS in Early Learning & Development program from Rio Salado College prepares individuals to enter the workforce as Early Childhood Professionals and assists individuals already employed in the field in upgrading and expanding their skills. The curriculum emphasizes the roles of early care and education professionals, families, and the wider society as they work together to meet the contemporary needs of young children. Course work includes:

  • The principles of developmental science
  • Professionalism in early childhood work
  • Philosophies and methods of early learning
  • The impact of standards on practice


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Accuplacer college placement test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission