For Parents

Early Childhood Education is an exciting and growing field for candidates to embrace as their career choice. Most commonly, Early Childhood is associated with childcare facilities and classrooms. However, Early Childhood professionals also work in social services, government, and advocacy. For Elementary Education Majors adding the Early Childhood Education License, increased opportunities for employment are created. Candidates expand their credentials to work with children from Birth-Age 8 in educational and care settings.

The Early Childhood Education Program is not exclusive to Elementary Education Majors. Students in complimentary majors such as Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Family Science, and Ministry who are pursuing work with young children and families are welcome to the program.

For more information about a career in Early Childhood, visit the NAEYC website.

At Anderson University, School of Education we don’t believe that Early Childhood is Advanced Babysitting. We know that Early Childhood is a career where highly qualified professionals are essential. Please take advantage of our ECE website to further explore how we are developing our future professionals.

Anderson University School of Education is an NCATE Accredited Program and the Early Childhood Program is currently under review for NAEYC Recognition.