Early Childhood Educaton
Pursue a satisfying career as professional educator and prepare the youngest of students for success for the rest of their lives.
Why study Early Childhood Education?
Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and field placements:
- Learn best practices for planning and preparing environments and instruction in early childhood and primary-grade settings.
- Become an effective communicator who can make informed decisions, think critically and creatively, and examine ethical issues in order to enhance educational excellence.
- Work with expert faculty who will prepare you for a bachelor’s degree and certification to teach in a variety of Pre-K to fourth grade settings
- The non-certification curriculum will prepare students to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments.
- Graduates of the associate in science program are prepared for entry-level positions or to continue in Keystone College’s baccalaureate degree program in early childhood.
Receive personalized attention and top-notch instruction in a supportive environment:
- Our Stairs to Success developmental plan for success will guide you through your time at Keystone.
- 92% of students receive financial aid.
- Over 175 scholarships are awarded yearly.
- Daycare Provider
- Elementary School Teacher
- Preschool Manager
- Reading Specialist
- Children’s Center at Keystone College
- Scranton School District
- Treasure House Child Development
Keystone student-to-faculty ratio
increase in jobs over the next 10 years
Median annual salary for early childhood careers
Important Resources for Education Students
Karen Arcangelo, PhD, NCSP
Jan Kaskey, MS
Jeanie Prall, MS
Heather Shanks-McElroy, PhD
Maryellen Tharp, MS
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