Begin a career dedicated to our next generation! River Valley’s Early Childhood Education Associate Degree provides students with many opportunities—new employment, career advancement, and continuing education, including transfer to bachelor degree programs. River Valley is the best first step into your new career as an early childhood professional.
A career in early childhood education provides the opportunity to truly touch the future. Early Childhood Education at River Valley offers accessible courses, flexible plans for either full-time or part-time study, and individualized advising.
Here at River Valley you’ll learn how young children develop and grow, and how their optimal development can be promoted through quality care and education. Courses combine theory and practice, including observations and direct work with children, in meaningful ways.
You’ll work with a team of faculty members who are
- dedicated to the early childhood field,
- advocates for young children & their families, and
- passionate about their teaching and working with adult-learners.
Child care centers
- Nursery schools
- Head Start centers
- Laboratory schools
- Family child care homes
- After-school programs
- Montessori schools
- Parent cooperatives
- Public and private schools