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Early Childhood Education, A.A.

32 Credits  |   THEARC

Preparation to work with children birth to age eight. Meets D.C. child-care regulatory requirements.

Prepare to meet eligibility requirements as a teaching assistant in early childhood education (ages 3-8) in the District of Columbia. After completing the A.A. program, you are prepared to continue your education and glide seamlessly into Trinity’s Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education program.

You’ll learn how schools and families interact to influence development and learning, the foundations of how children learn, strategies to help young children acquire language and literacy skills, and techniques for observing and assessing growth. You’ll also learn to recognize and adapt to students’ needs, interests and readiness levels through innovative, research-based pedagogical practices.

Trinity has small class sizes for individualized attention and faculty teach foundational knowledge in an applied format, integrating your work and life experiences with the course information.

You’ll gain a core of knowledge, skills and field-based experiences empowering you to make an impact on student learning.

Global Careers

  • Pre-School Assistant Teacher
  • Child Development Center Assistant Director
  • Child Development Home Owner/Director (expanded home)
  • Teacher (community based programs only)
  • Group Leader

Trinity professors are amazing.
Kendra Hawkins, ’19, A.A. Early Childhood Education

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