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Early Childhood Education AAS Degrees

Child Planting a GardenThe need for early childhood educators is growing — preschool teaching jobs are expected to increase 7% through 2024.* With Southeastern Illinois College, you can take the first step toward joining this growing field by earning an Early Childhood Education associate degree in the classroom or online at just $106 per credit hour.

In this program, you can gain practical experience by working with children in a real child-care center on campus.

You will study curriculum development for preschoolers and other young children, guidance procedures, and how to promote language, literacy, and social skills development!

Our program will also prepare you to continue your education at a four-year institution.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics


SIC Prepares Early Childhood Education Providers for 2016 State Requirements (article on ECE at SIC!)

ECE Level 2 Certificate
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ECE Level 3 Certificate
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Infant Toddler Level 2 Certificate
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Infant Toddler Level 3 Certificate
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Illinois Director's Credential Certificate
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