Early Childhood, A.A.S.
Teach Their Earliest Lessons at DCC
Work to educate and inspire the world's tiniest scholars. In the Early Childhood program at DCC, you'll gain the skills you need to work effectively with very young children.
years to full teaching certification
What You'll Study in the Early Childhood Program
At DCC, you'll gain hands-on experience under professional supervision at our Laboratory Nursery School while building foundational knowledge in the guiding principles of early childhood education through your coursework.
Whether you see yourself assisting public schools or running a childcare center, you’ll be ready to enrich, empower and educate the nation's youngest minds with an Early Childhood degree from DCC.VIEW FULL CURRICULUM
ECH 101: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
The concepts and foundations of early childhood from infancy through second grade
ECH 107: Preparing to Teach Young Children
Get ready to enter the classroom as a teacher of young children by translating theory into practice
PSY 221: Child Development
Learn basic theories of children’s behavior and cognitive, social and physical development
Where Do Early Childhood Grads Go?
Office of Admissions
101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (845) 431-8010
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601