Education - Early Childhood Education

Associate of Arts

The Early Childhood Education Associate of Arts degree at Laramie County Community College is designed to provide students with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of young children from infancy to middle childhood in diverse learning environments. The program of study is designed to combine theoretical and lab experiences for students to acquire skills and techniques required of early childhood care providers, as well as to develop career opportunity skills.  This degree is offered online.

About the Job

Possible career options: Childcare Worker / Preschool Teacher / Teacher Assistant / Director of Childcare Center / Nanny

Child Development Associate (CDA) Option

LCCC provides the training component for the nationally recognized Child Development Associates (CDA). Students interested in pursuing this option will take two courses from LCCC for a total of seven college credits

For general information on the CDA, please refer to their website. For information on classes for the CDA or for information on other transfer options, please contact an LCCC advisor, Bess Hewitt at 307.778.1607, or faculty member, Scott Moncrief at 307.778.1172.

Earnings information: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations due to a continued focus on the importance of early childhood education.

Transfer Agreements with Four-Year Institutions: Program Articulation

LCCC has partnered with four-year institutions to articulate a way for students to transfer earned credits. These articulations are formal agreements between LCCC and the institution. These agreements match up coursework to make the transfer process smooth and to eliminate any duplication of courses. Any deviations from the prescribed course list will not articulate.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, students can view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page. Students in this program typically incur additional expenses of $20 for a background check and $50 for a course fee for EDUC 2100.

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