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Program Overview

Help children take their first steps into formal education! Our Preschool Child Development (AAS) degree will prepare you to apply your skills in a variety of education and childcare settings! You’ll gain classroom experience through student teaching opportunities in preschools, public and private schools, Head Start programs, relief nurseries, and family home settings. Want to take courses at your own pace? The practicum portion of this degree is offered through our online portal and transfer courses meeting our curriculum are readily accepted into the program! Considering transfer? We have an articulation program with Southern Oregon University's Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development! Speak with an adviser today to learn all the ways a degree in Preschool Child Development could be the best fit for you!

Other Program Information

Have you earned Step 7.5 on the Oregon Registry or completed a CDA? Your continuing education can be articulated for up to 12 credits!

Introductory courses for this program require a background check from the Oregon Early Learning Division or from your home state. Click here for information on how to acquire a Central Background Registry from the Oregon Early Learning Division.

Want to talk to a person? Email [email protected].

Accreditation Information

The A.S. Childhood Education and Family Studies and A.A.S. Preschool Child Development at Southwestern 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 DC 20005. (800) 424-2460 ext. 8007. www.naeyc.org The accreditation runs from July 2018 through July 2025.

Program outcome data can be found by clicking here.

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