Associate of Science in Childhood Education & Family Studies
Southwestern Oregon Community College

Program Details

The online AS in Childhood Education & Family Studies degree program from Southwestern Oregon Community College is designed to meet employment requirements for many early childhood programs and provide an opportunity for transfer into a bachelor's degree program at a four-year college or university. Main principles of the program include:

  • Understanding that children lead their own learning based on the level of their development
  • Focusing on the importance of families in their roles with their young children
  • Respecting diversity
  • Addressing the needs of children with diverse abilities in inclusive settings
  • Themes of inclusion, bilingual and multicultural education and care
  • Critical thinking
  • Reflective teaching


  • High school diploma or equivalent

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities