This program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early care and education. Careers that focous on working with young children and their families. The AAS degree may transfer credits to other BAAS, BA or BS degrees. Students will be required to complete and clear a background check and drug screening for practicum experiences. Students enrolled in practicum experiences must complete no less than 20 hours per week at an early childhood/community setting (paid or volunteer) approved by the program.