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Education: Early Childhood Studies

Educating our Youngest

Laying a foundation for memories

Childhood amnesia, a proven phenomenon possibly tied to brain development, usually kicks in about the age of seven, leaving only vague shreds of the memories formed before then.

That means you might not remember what games you played in preschool, the name of your first best friend or the smile on your teacher’s face when you handed him or her your first watercolor painting.  

But remember or not, this was the most significant period of development in your life and the experience was the foundation for everything yet to come.

And that smiling teacher helped lay the cornerstone.

For a look at all the courses in our program, consult the course list.

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Education: Early Childhood Studies

Putting theory into practice

In our program, which leads to an associate degree in applied science, you’ll be learning the theories that guide child development professionals in their important work with children and their families.

But an even greater experience awaits when you put those theories into practice interacting with children as part of your coursework. 

In preparation for your practicum, you’ll be introduced to:

  • The physical and mental development of infants and toddlers
  • The role of the arts in early education
  • Childhood behaviors
  • And much more!

Ready to get started?

Lisa Boni of our Early Childhood Studies faculty would be happy to hear from you! Contact her at

Work that matters!

But don’t take our word for it, use the tool below to see the positions and salaries that are available with an associate degree from Macomb, as well as with a bachelor’s degree if you decide to continue your education at a four-year college or university.

If you haven’t been recruited by a school before you graduate, our Career Services team can help you with the job search, including polishing up your resume and interview skills.

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