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Early Childhood Education Program

Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│63 Credits│Fond du Lac and West Bend Campuses │ Eligible for Financial Aid

The Early Childhood Education associate degree program at Moraine Park prepares students for their journey as educators, setting the stage for graduates to work as teachers and caregivers in two years.

For students in the Early Childhood Education program, no day will be alike. Students in the program balance both academic coursework and practical experience, gaining hands-on experience at local child care centers. Students gain practice guiding child behavior and working cooperatively with staff and parents. This program has daytime courses offered at our Fond du Lac campus and evening courses offered at our West Bend campus, with some courses available online.

Students in the Early Childhood Education program learn to…

  • Care for and educate children
  • Play a key role in children’s development
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Plan educational activities
  • Assess child growth and progress

Graduates of the program are prepared to work with children from birth to 8-year age range and are well-prepared for a variety of Early Childhood Education jobs.

“I ultimately knew I wanted to become an elementary school teacher, but I also thought it would be a good idea to have more education under my belt. I knew Moraine Park credits would transfer to UW-Oshkosh, and I thought it would be a great place to start; close to home and just getting my feet wet in my college career.”

Ashley Grade – MPTC Alum and 3rd Grade Teacher
Oshkosh Area School District

Early Childhood Education Student Sydney sitting at a desk and smiling into the camera

“I love Moraine Park because of the smaller class size. There is more attention here and you can tell the instructors really care about your success.”

Sydney S. – Early Childhood Education