Early Childhood Education

The Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education is designed for those interested in becoming preschool and kindergarten teachers or childcare providers working with newborn children through age 5 in center-based programs in the state and federally-funded programs (e.g. Head Start).

Head Start has mandated that teachers in federally-funded childcare centers and schools, hold a bachelor’s degree and state of Arizona teaching certification in Early Childhood Education or an Early Childhood Education endorsement to an existing certification. MCC offers the first two years of the bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Click here and we’ll send you more information about the program.