Early Childhood Development

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Early Childhood Development (636) - Transfer
2 Years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

The early childhood development degree provides professional development for individuals entering or presently employed in child care charged with the care, development and education of young children. This program also provides the foundation for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program for child care professionals and potential pre-kindergarten through Grade 3 teachers. Possible occupations for graduates include program teachers and teaching assistants, leaders, supervisors or directors in child development programs.

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Lord Fairfax Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.  

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

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Transfer Statement

Earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education (AAS) at Lord Fairfax Community College and transfer to James Madison University to complete a Bachelor Degree in Independent Study with a concentration in Early Childhood (BIS). View details here.

Course List

This is a general list of courses required for this program. For a complete list of courses and requirements view “Program Information”.

Administration of Early Childhood Educational Programs
Adv. Observation and Participation, in Early Ch/Primary Settings
Children's Literature
College Composition I
College Composition II
Developmental Psychology
Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change
General Biology I
Guiding the Behavior of the Children
Health, Safety and Nutrition Education
Infant and Toddler Programs
Intro. to Early Childhood Education
Introduction to Exceptional Children
Language Arts for Young Children
Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children
Observation and Participation in Early Ch/Primary Settings
Orientation to Education Professions
Quantitative Reasoning
Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children
United States History I

Program Information

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