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Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood

Earn your AAS in early childhood in only 2 years and go on to work in childcare and/or education, or continue at WSU to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Why Choose Early Childhood?

  • High demand for well-educated pre-kindergarten teachers
  • Positions available in Head Start and childcare
  • Great preparation for parenting
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Practica and student teaching in the Melba S. Lehner Children’s School

What You’ll Learn

You will learn about child development and its foundation for young children’s learning and teacher planning, along with early childhood curriculum assessment and instruction. You will be prepared to teach preschool children.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates with an associate's degree are prepared to work in a variety of professional early childhood settings. These include childcare 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.

Visit WSU Career Services for current listings.

Children’s School

Take part in practica and student teaching at the Melba S. Lehner Children's School, which provides education and care for children of Weber State University students, faculty and staff. To participate, fill out the application and return it to the Children’s School.


Call 801-626-6277 for more information.


Before enrolling in CHF 2600 (Introduction to Early Childhood Education), CHF 2610 (Guidance Based on Developmental Theory) or CHF 2620 (Planning Creative Experiences for Young Children), you must be fingerprinted and have a background check. If your background check reveals misconduct, you will not be allowed to enroll in these courses or any others that include field experiences, practica or student teaching. This is in compliance with Utah State Law. Allow for an eight-week response time from the state.

WSU Fingerprinting