The Associate of Science in the Care and Development of Young Children is a two-year degree designed to prepare graduates to work with young children in early childhood education settings outside of the public school system or within the public school system as paraprofessionals, using developmentally appropriate practices.
Student Learning Outcomes
The student learning outcomes for the Associate of Science in the Care and Development of Young Children are presented below:
- Graduates will possess knowledge of child development and learning.
- Graduates will assess the developmental abilities and needs of individual children across the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical domains.
- Graduates will design and implement instruction appropriate for young children.
- Graduates will design strategies for involving parents and families of young children in their children’s education.
- Graduates will represent themselves, the profession of early childhood education, the Department of Education, and LSUA as professionals.
Students must meet all requirements for admission to the university, as specified on our Applying for Admissions site. The Associate of Science in the Care and Development of Young Children has no separate or special admission requirements.
- Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to associate degrees as specified on our Academic Requirements site.
- Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses listed under the Major Requirements section of the curriculum.