Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
Stanly Community College

Program Details

The online AAS in Early Childhood Education degree program from Stanly Community College prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse educational settings. Students gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • Foundational theories of child growth, development, and learning
  • Observation and assessment
  • Planning
  • Domains of development
  • Guidance
  • Ways to effectively communicate with parents, children, and colleagues


  • A high school diploma or GED is required

Special Accreditation

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

Stanly Community College is not approved to deliver online courses in Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, and Wyoming.