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Online Learning Opportunities - Early Childhood Education


    Program Objective: To provide you with a comprehensive understanding of early childhood education. 

    Program Description: In our A.S. in Early Childhood Education, you'll:

    • Apply your knowledge of young children in real-life childhood education settings by participating in three field experiences
    • Learn to formulate a developmentally appropriate approach to the education of young children
    • Better understand children with special needs through preparation of appropriate program plans, which foster positive self-esteem, promote social skills and develop multicultural awareness

    As part of the coursework, you will participate in two internship experiences in educational settings, where you will apply your knowledge of best practices for planning, teaching, observing and assessing children’s ongoing development and learning as you work collaboratively with your peers, cooperating teacher, and your course instructor.


    Upon graduation, you will receive an Associate degree to be fully prepared to successfully implement developmentally effective approaches to curriculum and instruction that are research-based, culturally sensitive, appropriate for each and every child, and incorporate the children's family as partners.  

    Note: Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state. This program is not intended to lead to educator certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. 


    A pioneer in online education, Post brings more than 128 years of campus success with flexible education for the online learner.


    Student-focused support services including academic advising and tutoring, financial aid advisors, career services, and more. 

Why Post University?

Post Makes It Personal® is our philosophy; so when it comes to our students, we’re all in. Beginning with the admissions process through graduation and beyond, we’ll make sure you have every resource you need to have an extraordinary learning experience...and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Rooted in over 128 years tradition, we are proud of what we have accomplished and we’ve never lost sight of what’s most important: YOU. With undergraduate degree programs available in the arts and sciences, business, and public service and education fields, we’ll take a personal approach to helping you find the program, concentration, and career path that inspires you. 

Student Testimonial

“The Post experience was a fantastic experience. I really loved the eight week module courses. It allowed me to finish my degree so much faster. I’d really recommend the online experience to anyone.” Kristie Lynn Seese, Milford CT

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Post University is licensed by the State of Connecticut through the Office of Higher Education.

Post University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

The Bachelor of Science in Child Studies and Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education programs at Post University are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20005, 202. 232.8777. The accreditation term for the Bachelor of Science in Child Studies program runs from March 2019 through March 2026. The accreditation term for the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education program runs from March 2019 through March 2021.

The following degree programs are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP):  Associate of Science - Accounting, Marketing, Management;  Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, Sport Management; Master of Science – Accounting; Master – Business Administration.

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