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Early Childhood A.A.S.

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The Early Childhood program is designed to prepare students for a career in teaching young children.

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Graduates are prepared to:

  • Interact with young children in a professional, supportive and nurturing manner
  • Plan and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment
  • Design an implement developmentally-appropriate curricula
  • Observe and document developmental progress
  • Facilitate home-center communication

Cazenovia College Baccalaureate Program at Herkimer College

Herkimer College students who earn an associate degree in Education or 60+ credits with prerequisites, will have transfer status into a Cazenovia College baccalaureate program in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, to be offered on the Herkimer campus.

The part-time program will offer at least three courses each semester, each offered in one of several formats including evening and weekend courses, online and hybrid. For students needing to make up a general education prerequisite, online courses may be available. A final summer course will be completed over two weekends on the Cazenovia College campus. Students will have complete access to Cazenovia’s online library and other resources, and will be charged $245 per credit hour for Cazenovia College tuition at Herkimer.

For more information, contact Professor MaryJo Kelley at 315-866-0300 x. 8664 or

Program Fact Sheet

Course Catalog

View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Early Childhood A.A.S.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared to accept positions ranging from Teacher Assistant to Teacher in Child Day Care Centers, Preschools, Head Start programs and a variety of other early childhood facilities.

Transfer Agreements

Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Early Childhood A.A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.

Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*

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