Early Childhood AAS

Why choose Early Childhood at WSU?

  • A need for well-educated pre-kindergarten teachers
  • Currently available positions in Head Start and child care
  • Great preparation for parenting
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Practica and student teaching in the Melba S. Lehner Children’s School

What are the employment opportunities?

Graduates with an associate's degree are prepared to work in a variety of professional early childhood settings. These include child care and preschool programs, Head Start programs and child care resource and referral. Also, you may choose to return to school and build upon your completed work to earn a bachelor's degree.

What are starting salaries of graduates?

Pay depends on the education you attain and the type of program you work for. The average starting salary for students with a bachelor’s degree is $28,000 plus.

What will I learn in the program?

You will learn about child development and its foundation for young children's learning and teacher planning, as well as Early Childhood curriculum assessment and instruction. You will be prepared to teach preschool children.

Updated 5-4-2010