Early Childhood Education (AAS)

Early Childhood Education (AAS)

Early Childhood Education (AAS)

Early Childhood Education, AAS & Certificate



The Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree prepares competent early childhood professionals for working with young children and families. The degree prepares students by providing opportunities to gain specialized knowledge and implement best practices in early childhood settings. This Degree is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation.


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Faculty and Staff

Melissa Larson Busby
Early Childhood Education Director
1.520.494.5017
melissa.busby@centralaz.edu

Victoria Young-Chiverton
Professor of Early Childhood Education
1.520.494.5478
victoria.youngchiverton@centralaz.edu

Chris Emlet
ECE Instructional Specialist II
1.480.677.7790
chris.emlet@centralaz.edu

Early Childhood Education Infant Toddler (AAS)

Early Childhood Education Infant Toddler (AAS)

Early Childhood Education Infant Toddler (AAS)

Early Childhood Education/Infant – Toddler, AAS & Certification



The Early Childhood Education Infant Toddler AAS Degree provides solid foundational
knowledge, field experiences, and common skills and strategies that prepare students for multiple roles in the Infant
Toddler field


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Faculty and Staff

Melissa Larson-Busby
Early Childhood Education Director
1.520.494.5017
melissa.busby@centralaz.edu

Victoria Young-Chiverton
Professor of Early Childhood Education
1.520.494.5478
victoria.youngchiverton@centralaz.edu

Chris Emlet
ECE Instructional Specialist II
1.480.677.7790
chris.emlet@centralaz.edu

Early Childhood Education (AA)

Early Childhood Education (AA)

Early Childhood Education (AA)

Early Childhood Education, AA



The AA in Elementary Education is appropriate for students who require practical and professional skills and knowledge that can lead to upper division programs in elementary education, special education, and prepares para-educators.


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Faculty and Staff

Melissa Larson Busby
Early Childhood Education Director
1.520.494.5017
melissa.busby@centralaz.edu

Victoria Young-Chiverton
Professor of Early Childhood Education
1.520.494.5478
victoria.youngchiverton@centralaz.edu

Chris Emlet
ECE Instructional Specialist II
1.480.677.7790
chris.emlet@centralaz.edu

Elementary Education (AAEE)

Elementary Education (AAEE)

Elementary Education (AAEE)

Elementary Education, AAEE



The AA in Elementary Education is appropriate for students who require practical and professional skills and knowledge that can lead to upper division programs in elementary education, special education, and prepares para-educators.


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