Early Childhood A.A.S.

Student working with children

Early Childhood A.A.S. is no longer accepting new applicants.

Still interested in this program? Check out our Human Services A.A.S. program!


Shape the future.

Early childhood education is one of our most important social priorities, and qualified professionals to work in this field are in high demand.

If you have a love of children and want to contribute to their success in the earliest years of their education, the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in early childhood, offered at our Norwich Campus, prepares you to work with the identified needs of area child care and child and family development organizations.

Along with a firm foundation in the liberal arts, the well-rounded course load covers theories of education, assessment, infants and toddlers, special needs, children’s literature, activities in the arts, and much more.

You will engage in hands-on training through two rigorous, supervised field experiences with high-quality early childhood agencies.

You will graduate knowing everything you need to know to pass a New York State Education Department comprehensive exam for certification as a teacher assistant.

Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. Bright Horizons
  2. Cadence Education
  3. YMCA
  4. Children America
  5. Learning Care
  6. Goddard School
  7. Kindercare
  8. Teach For America
  9. Nobel Learning Communities
  10. Malvern School

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Preschool Teacher
  2. Outreach Specialist
  3. Infant Teacher
  4. Afterschool Teacher
  5. Early Childhood Teacher
  6. Childcare Teacher
  7. Assistant Teacher
  8. Lead Teacher
  9. Child Care Assistant
  10. Toddler Teacher