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Early Childhood Education Program Information

Associate of Applied Science


Curriculum Accreditation Performance


Early childhood educators have the opportunity to have a significant impact on children’s lives, using their knowledge and skills to help children explore, learn, and interpret the world around them. The early years of a child’s life set the stage, and much of what he or she learns and experiences during this time shapes his or her world in ways that can last a lifetime.


This program is offered on the following campuses: Allen Park (AP), Clinton Township (CT), Muskegon (MU), Owosso (OW)
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Program Directors:
Allen Park:   Michelle Mertic ([email protected])
Clinton Township:   Mary Jane Merren ([email protected])
Muskegon: Elizabeth Garman ([email protected])
Owosso: Cindy Civille ([email protected])

Early Childhood Education (AAS) Program

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Program Waiver / Handbook

Program Mission & Outcomes

Course Student Learning Outcomes

Academic Plan

Background Check Requirements

Yes, Criminal Background Check and a Department of Health and Human Services clearance are required.  Visit the Background Checks page for more information.


Additional Program Information

Please see your Program Director for additional program information.


Library Resources

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Clinical / Work Experience Information

Multiple fieldwork placements required, as well as one (1) formal internship.

For information about when to apply, how to apply, and application requirements, please visit our Work Experience Information web page.

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Career Readiness

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