2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Specialist, AAS

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Specialist, a student will be able to:

Technical Skills

  • Distinguish developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) for children birth to age 8.

  • Demonstrate observational skills through direct experiences.

  • Explain domains of early development and their significance to learning.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Develop a curriculum framework by highlighting relationship-based modeling through lesson plan development, implementation and environmental considerations for early learners.


  • Examine personal and professional characteristics to better serve diverse populations.


  • Define and explain professional standards for the field of early childhood, including the use of advocacy and ethical conduct (National Association for the Education of Young Children - NAEYC).