Bachelor - Early Childhood Education Administration: Infant & Toddler Care

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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care program is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in education and child development. Read on to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care program is designed to prepare you to promote healthy physical and developmental growth in infants and toddlers. The Infant and Toddler Care Specialization provides you with the opportunity to learn about the specific needs of infants and very young children as well as their families and caretakers. You will have the opportunity to study child psychology, children's literature, and early education pedagogy. If you choose the Infant and Toddler Care specialization, you must complete your Early Childhood Education Capstone before beginning your specialization courses.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you're applying for the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care, you should have a keen interest in working with small children and their families. Though not required, you may have had experience working in a daycare center or preschool. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care specialization program consists of 120 total credits, including 46 general education credits, 39 major credits, and 35 elective credits. Students who transfer credits may not be required to take all of the courses listed below.

Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care Courses

Course Number Course Title
Introductory Courses
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development and Life Assessment

Major Course Requirements
ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECE 214 Nutrition & Health of Children & Families
ECE 332 Childhood Development
SOC 312 Child, Family & Society
ECE 311 Early Childhood Curriculum & Methods
ESE 315 Survey of Exceptional Students
ECE 313 Collaboration with Parents & Community
ECE 312 Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs
MGT 380 Leadership for Organizations
MGT 415 Group Behavior in Organizations
MGT 435 Organizational Change
BUS 303 Human Resource Management
PED 212 Foundations of Movement & Motor Activities
ECE 315 Language Development in Young Children
ECE 311 Early Childhood Curriculum & Methods
ECE 335 Children's Literature
ECE 430 Early Childhood Education Capstone

Infant and Toddler Care Specialization Courses
ECE 341 Social & Emotional Growth of Infants and Toddlers
ECE 343 Quality Care Environments for Infants & Toddlers
ECE 345 Infant & Toddler Learning & Development
ECE 347 Culture, Family & Childcare

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care is designed to prepare you for a career in childcare or assistant teaching. You will have the opportunity to gain the child development knowledge and pedagogical skills to prepare you for a variety of careers working with young children.

Positions you may eligible to apply for include:

  • Daycare provider
  • Camp counselor
  • Preschool teacher

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care is designed to prepare you for entry-level careers in the world of childcare and education, but if you would like to pursue a higher-level career or become a teacher, you will need additional education.

Some advanced degrees you may eligible to apply for include:

  • Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Science in Child Development
  • Teaching Credential programs

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

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