Robeson Community College

Early Childhood Education

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) – A55220
  • Pathway ~ Early Childhood Associate (CTE Certificate) – C55220C

Career Description

The Early Childhood Education Associate curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Career Information

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs and school age programs.

The following is a list of local employers in the field of Early Childhood:

Entry-Level Salary/Hourly Wage

Program Requirements

The Early Childhood AAS Degree is a 66-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 41 credit hours. The program also consists of 19 general education credit hours and six credit hours of additional track courses.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to work with young children, a strong sense of ethical behavior, ability to work well with others and effective oral, written and communication skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Early Childhood Associate Program, contact Gwen Chavis, Program Director, at 910-272-3440 or