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Careers in Early Childhood Education & Leadership

Lead an Impactful Career in Early Childhood Education

Graduate in Just Two Years

6 Starts Dates Per Year

The online AS in Early Childhood Leadership degree delivers career-ready skills for supporting child development and inspiring learning. By choosing this degree program, you’re choosing to invest in a brighter future for yourself and your family.

  • 15% projected industry growth for the early childhood education field through 20311
  • Gain expert skills for in-demand careers
  • Courses taught by faculty with early childhood education experience
  • Roll your associate credits into a bachelor’s degree

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Explore High Demand Jobs in Early Childhood Education

Preschool Teacher* $30,210 median annual salary1

Child Care Center Director* $46,877 average annual salary2

Preschool Director* $47,310 median annual salary3

Rewarding Early Childhood Education Careers are Within Reach

The online AS in Early Childhood Leadership degree from The American Women’s College of Bay Path University prepares you for a variety of in-demand careers that support young learners. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills to identify and address the diverse learning needs of children, plus the expertise to lead in day care and early childhood education settings.

This associate degree is taught entirely online by faculty with real early childhood education experience. Each course can be accessed through an online platform that offers the flexibility you need to maintain your personal schedule while completing your education.

What You’ll Learn and Skills Acquired

By Graduation, You’ll Have the Following Skills:

  • Academic assessment for young learners
  • Effective leadership
  • Proven teaching methods
  • Professional communication
  • Collaboration

Enjoy Lifelong Dedication to Your Career Success

You can always find the support you need to take the next step in your career whenever you need it. The Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center is here to help you from the day you enroll to the day you retire.

Chart Your Path

Work one-on-one with a member of the career success team to explore majors and careers and learn how to land mentoring opportunities.

Use Career-Enhancing Technologies

Connect to Handshake for online access to jobs and internships and to Standout, a video platform, to prepare for interviews.

Get Career Coaching

Work with your career coach on job search strategies, resume and cover letter writing, interview practice, and salary negotiation.

Get Connected

TAWC facilitates networking opportunities between students and their peers, professors, professionals, and alumni.

Sources and Disclaimer

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Preschool Teachers.” Retrieved from
  2. Payscale. “Average Child Care Center Director Salary.” Retrieved from
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Preschool and Child Care Center Directors.” Retrieved from
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Education, Training, and Library Occupations.” Retrieved from

*Additional education may be required.