Student in early childhood education course.Early Childhood Education

  • Two Year Program
  • 35 College Credit Hours
  • Courses may apply toward Child Development Associate credential, associate degree or bachelor's degree
  • Morning & Afternoon Options


The early childhood education program provides students with the knowledge and skills to serve as an effective early childhood provider or teaching assistant . Successful students will earn 35 hours of college credit that may be applied to the associate of applied science degree in Early Childhood Education at UA Fort Smith . In addition, students successfully completing their first year are eligible to receive their Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate .


Fall Semester
1st Year
Spring Semester
1st Year
Fall Semester
2nd Year
Spring Semester
2nd Year

Foundations of Early Childhood Ed

     Infant Toddler Curriculum 

 Guidance & Behavior Management

    Literacy & Language Arts

Child Growth and Development

     Future Perspectives in

Early Childhood Ed

Science & Math
   in Early Childhood Ed
   Health, Safety & Nutrition 
Field Experience First Aid

Field Experience

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Preschool Curriculum


(Sample schedule only, student’s schedule may vary)