Child Care/Early Childhood Education (A.S.)

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If you enjoy spending time with young children, the Child Care/Early Childhood Education Program will give you the skills and credentials for a career with this age group. You will learn about planning programs and activities for children as young as infants and toddlers to those in grade school. Our program provides a core of Liberal Arts courses as well as specialized courses in child care and early childhood education.

The program offers two career areas of study: Infant Toddler and Pre-School/Early Elementary. Coursework in each Early Childhood Education (ECE) major includes a progression of ECE courses that cover a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to prepare students to become assistant teachers in childcare, Head Start, nursery and pre-kindergarten programs, and public and private elementary schools.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there. Students are advised to visit the department to discuss their plans for transferring to a four-year college before choosing their courses.

Evening/Weekend Child Care/Early Childhood Education

In addition, BMCC offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Child Care/Early Childhood Education with a focus on Preschool and Early Elementary School in an evening/weekend format. Students can complete their degree requirements by attending classes exclusively in the evenings and weekends.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Child Care/Early Childhood Education (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

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General Elective

Infant/Toddler Specialization Requirements

Preschool Specialization Requirements

Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


  1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.
  2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2019-2020 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

Teacher Education Department

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New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1274

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