Early Childhood Education

at Ridgewater College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Early Childhood Education program prepares students to provide developmentally appropriate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Coursework emphasizes child development, language activities, activity ideas, creating a positive environment, health in early childhood, foundations of early childhood, practices and assessments, methods and curriculum development, and special education.

Program Locations

  • Ridgewater College, Hutchinson 55350
  • Ridgewater College, Willmar 56201

Labor Market Information

  • Kindergarten Teachers
  • Median wage:$53,153/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Preschool Teachers
  • Median wage:$15.98/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Toll-Free: (800) 722-1151 Local: (320) 222-5200 TTY: (800) 627-3529