Associate in Early Childhood Education
As an accredited program, Chatfield’s associate degree in early childhood education will give you the foundation to achieve a career working with children. After graduation, you can transfer to a four-year school for your bachelor’s degree.
No matter how you choose to use it, Chatfield’s associate degree in early childhood education will give you a degree that has a high value in the real world. Now more than ever, we need dedicated and educated people in childcare careers.
Increase your earning potential with your AAS in early childhood education from Chatfield. For example, this degree will allow you to teach preschool — a job in which the median annual teaching associate salary in Ohio was $28,470 in 2020, according to OhioMeansJobs.com, an official site of Ohio.gov.
Set yourself up for a successful career with an AAS in early childhood education from Chatfield. Through 2026, the need for childcare workers in Southwest Ohio is expected to grow by 7.1%, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
If you’d like to earn your bachelor’s degree after you finish your associate education at Chatfield, you’re in luck: 72% of Chatfield graduates go on to four-year schools after graduation.
Experience the Chatfield difference
Complete your degree in as little as two years
By attending full-time for two years, you can have your degree in early childhood education. Need more time? No problem. You can take classes as they fit your life.
Give yourself career options for your future
Through our AAS in Early Childhood Education, Chatfield will help you achieve your personal goals, explore your career options, or transfer to a four-year school.
Create a better future for yourself and area youth
Preschool teachers and childcare workers help develop the building blocks of learning in young ones. An AAS in Early Childhood Education from Chatfield creates the foundation to prepare for a career working in a school, care center, or even a private residence.
Small classes, big experiences
When you work toward your associate in early childhood education at Chatfield, you will learn inside classrooms with about 10 undergraduate students. This encourages more one-on-one time with your instructors for teaching and guidance that is tailored to you.
Help when you need it
We know college can be overwhelming, especially when it’s been a while since you’ve been in a classroom. Rest assured that while earning your AAS in Early Childhood Education, you will have individualized support to help you, including free tutoring, one-on-one advising, a mentoring program, and more.
Financial aid and scholarships
Are you worried about how you will pay for your associate education? You aren’t alone. Our admissions team will connect you with financial aid and college scholarships.
Flexibility that fits your life
Are you juggling a lot of responsibilities? Then you, especially, need an associate education with flexibility. At Chatfield, some classes are offered online and in-person at our St. Martin and Cincinnati campuses.
You are welcome at Chatfield
While Chatfield is a nonprofit college with Catholic roots, you are welcome and accepted here, no matter your faith or background. Chatfield College was founded years ago to provide a quality liberal arts education, and we continue that tradition today with undergraduate programs such as our AAS in early childhood education.
With an AAS in early childhood education from Chatfield, you’ll open the door to several career opportunities.
Your associate in early childhood education degree can help you stand out in the childcare and daycare workforce.
With an AAS in early childhood education, you can become more marketable in the field.
The AAS in Early Childhood Education is a great way to qualify to become an instructional assistant, preschool teacher, etc. Learn how the AAS can help you start your career in education.