Early Childhood


The Simmons College of Kentucky Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare candidates for careers working with young children in various educational settings. The program provides candidates with a strong foundation in child development, early childhood education principles, and effective teaching strategies. Candidates will learn how to create engaging and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children, as well as how to effectively communicate and collaborate with families and colleagues. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue careers as Child Care Center Directors, Early Childhood Educators and more.

Associate of Applied Science

in Early Childhood Education


 The AAS in Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively with young children and support their development.



The program is designed to produce Child Care center directors, childhood educators and others who will impact the landscape of Early Childhood Education.



The AAS in Early Childhood Education curriculum is accredited by our accrediting body, ABHE, and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, and is designed to equip persons with the necessary skills and information to properly lead in Early Childhood spaces.

Financial Aid/Scholarships 

Several scholarships, grants, and other ways to help pay for college are available to eligible candidates: 



Candidates are encouraged to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible. Students are also encouraged to apply for as many internal and external scholarships and grants as possible. 

Career Info

In completion of this degree, candidates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with young children in various educational settings. Candidates may pursue a career as a child care center director, preschool teacher, or early childhood educator. The responsibilities of these careers may include creating lesson plans, facilitating activities, monitoring children's development, and communicating with parents or guardians. Additionally, candidates may have the opportunity to work in public or private schools, Head Start programs, or even start their own home-based childcare business. With a passion for working with young children and a commitment to their growth and development, a career in early childhood education can be rewarding and fulfilling.

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Will Bryant

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Louisville, Kentucky 40203

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