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Childhood Education, A.S. 

Shape Children's Futures at DCC

Learn to be the best teacher you can be — and let us teach you how. At DCC, we've streamlined your path to becoming a certified early childhood educator and beginning your rewarding career in the classroom.


concentrations in mathematics, English/history, Spanish or biology




degrees: Apply your AS to a BS from SUNY New Paltz

What You'll Study as an Early Childhood/Childhood Education Student

At DCC, you'll learn to observe children’s development, design appropriate learning experiences, plan for diversity, and develop professional behaviors. Your chosen concentration in English/history, Spanish, biology or mathematics education will determine your coursework.

Our program is jointly registered with SUNY New Paltz, giving you a direct path from your associate to a bachelor's and, finally, to full New York State teaching certification. Your exciting new career as an educator all starts here.


Sample Courses

EED 103: Early Childhood/Childhood Observation
Learn about children from preschool through upper elementary through a series of guided observations

ECH 254: Diverse Early Childhood/Elementary Classrooms
Explore historical perspectives and modern issues facing early childhood/childhood educators today

EED 115: Symbolic Representation, Language and Literacy
Understand the interaction between symbolic development, language and early literacy acquisition  


Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601