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Early Childhood Education
TC = Technical Certificate

ASU-Beebe offers a technical certificate in early childhood education. 
Campuses Offered At
= Beebe

Program Outcomes

  • Understand state and federal laws pertaining to the care and education of young children.  
  • Apply current research in Early Childhood Education and abide by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Conduct.  
  • Demonstrate competencies compatible with current research and practice relating to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) associate degree standards.   
  • Demonstrate proficiency in working with diverse populations of students, families, and community groups.   
  • Observe and evaluate children’s development and recognize developmental delays.  
  • Create developmentally appropriate experiences for children from birth through pre-K, including children with special needs.   
  • Develop staff and parental relationship skills and knowledge to be an effective director or leader in Early Childhood Education.   
  • Analyze challenging behavior and take appropriate actions. 

Related Careers

  • Child Care Instructor 
  • Director of a Home Day Care  
  • Owner/Director of a Child Care Facility 
  • Manager of a Corporate Child Care Facility 

Transfer Options

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education is a two-year terminal degree. However, Harding University offers a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education for students who wish to continue. Some colleges in the state, including Arkansas State University, offer an Early Childhood Teaching Endorsement (ages 3 and 4). Arkansas also has a post-bachelor’s credentialing/licensure program in pre-K. 


Amber Bramlett | Assistant Professor of Education

Beebe Campus |  England Center 109


Penny Cook |  Instructor of Education

Beebe Campus | England Center 104


Emily Harris | Instructor of Education

Heber Campus |  Academic Center 120


Teddy Davis | Dean of Arts & Humanities 

Associate Professor of Political Science and Geography

Beebe Campus | Owen Center 135-C


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