Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Training for Your Employees

Through Penn Foster’s accredited Early Childhood Education Associate Degree, you can train learners to be effective caretakers for infants, toddlers, and young children, ensuring your childcare center or school provides quality education. The online degree covers essential skills needed for teaching young children, including an understanding of child growth and development, teaching preschoolers, and working with special needs children.

  • Prepares your employees for roles as teachers or assistant teachers in a childcare center or preschool setting.
  • Employees apply what they learn to real-world situations in a required 300-hour field experience.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers successfully progress through the training and excel on-the-job.
Self Paced
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What Your Learners Will Study

  1. The ability to apply knowledge of child development and learning in an early childhood setting.
  2. Plan, evaluate, and design curriculum appropriate for the education of young children.
  3. The importance of individuality and cultural diversity to assist in creating a meaningful curriculum.
  4. A commitment to and an awareness of the need for lifelong professional growth, learning, community involvement, and advocacy regarding current early childhood research, practices, and issues.

Early Childhood Education Training Curriculum

  • 4 semesters
  • 4 field experience options
  • 63 credits

Through our online Early Childhood Education Degree Program curriculum, your workers will build strong foundational skills that can prepare them to be effective teachers, providing excellent care to the children at your school. Online courses include: 

  • Child growth and development
  • Infant and toddler care
  • Working with children with special needs
  • Guidance in early childhood education

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Our Partners

As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions. 
How it works

Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, anywhere  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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