What will I learn?

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education and Administration: Birth through Age Five degree is designed to meet the needs of persons interested in pursuing careers in early childhood education or currently employed in preschools, child care centers, extended day programs, agencies, or other early-childhood care facilities. It is designed to develop the skills and abilities to administer all facets of an early childhood program, along with the knowledge of child development and early childhood education. Personal characteristics for this field are love of children, patience, creativity, and interest in techniques for enhancing interpersonal relationships with children and adults. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Students who want to make a difference by teaching young children, directing a child care program, starting a child care business, or working in a human service agency will find excellent opportunities within the Child & Family Studies program. In addition to a variety of degree and certificate programs designed to set students on a career path, students already employed as early childhood professionals can enhance their career through the flexible Child Development Associate (CDA) Pathway.

Phoenix College offers two pathways for those interested in Child & Family Studies. The Early Childhood Education & Administration program is designed for those interested in teaching young children. The Family Development program is designed to meet the needs of persons interested in careers working with families in programs, agencies, organizations that provide services to families.

Which department am I in?

Department of Applied Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences

Study options

Full Time (61-64 credits)

Tuition fees
US$8,010.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Department of Applied Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences

1202 W. Thomas Road,



85013, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have graduation from secondary school equivalent to an American high school is required.

For international students

PC's open admission policy means that anyone can attend Phoenix College who:

Is a graduate of a high school, which is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the United States Office of Education or approved by a State Department of Education or other appropriate state educational agency

Has a high school certificate of equivalency (GED)

Is at least 18 years of age and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the community college

as a transfer student in good standing from another college or university.

TOEFL - A minimum score on the Internet Base test (IBT) - 61, or Paper Base test (PBT) - 500

IELTS - A minimum score of 5.5

Application Deadlines are July 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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