Early Childhood Education

Explore Early Childhood Education at Bay College

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Why Early Childhood Education?

A child’s experiences in their first 8 years are critically important. Research tells us that high quality early learning and nurturing relationships help prepare children socially, emotionally and academically. It is through a strong foundation in Early Childhood Education that we gain the knowledge and strategies to help children learn and develop to their greatest potential.

Why Bay College?

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The Bay College Early Childhood Education Program offers a mix of online only and hybrid courses, making it accessible for students from across the UP. We offer both a 1-year (2 semesters) Certificate in Early Childhood Education and a 2-year (4 semesters) AAS Degree. In addition, we have an articulation agreement with LSSU making it possible for students to seamlessly transition into a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education; taking classes either online or right on Bay’s Main Campus.

Certificate and Degree Information
Certificate and Degree Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Early Childhood Education (Certificate)30.00
Early Childhood Education (AA)60.00
Early Childhood Education (AAS)60.00

Beyond Bay College

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher may find opportunities in the following areas of study:

  • Early Childhood Education
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