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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

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Now Offering Three Associate Degrees

The Early Childhood Associate Degree Program prepares individuals to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in a variety of early childhood settings, including infant-toddler programs, preschools and child care centers, family child care homes and Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

  • Associate of Science

    Prepares students for immediate employment as a Head Start teacher. Students are also prepared for upper division work and a baccalaureate degree in Education.

  • Associate of Applied Science

    Tailored for the home child care worker. Reduced General Education credits and more courses in the practice of Early Childhood Education

  • Associate of Arts

    The AA degree adds the requirements for Foreign Language. It also qualifies for Head Start employment, with the additional benefit for extra courses in today's multi-lingual society.

President Williams with Preschool Student


Dixie State University Preschool strives to provide and maintain a high quality and developmentally appropriate education program for young children in the community the preschool is a laboratory school which:

Helps college students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the next phase of their lives.
Supports career and vocational development of students.