Early Childhood Education

Associate in Arts Degree (Day & DAPS)

Traditional or Directors Concentration
Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." As a student in the Early Childhood Education Program at Fisher College, you will take the first steps to not only change your world, but also to change the lives and worlds of many children. If you see yourself providing a developmentally appropriate, safe, and loving learning environment for children, then Fisher's Associate in Arts degree in Early Childhood Education is a perfect match for you. Small class sizes allow faculty to work very closely with students and really get to know them individually.

Students in the Early Childhood Education program not only enjoy guest speakers from the field of Early Childhood Education, but also are able to take advantage of all the city of Boston has to offer. Imagine how much fun it will be to take a group of children to The Boston Public Garden to experience Robert McCloskey's book, “Make Way for Ducklings,” first hand. Springtime is the perfect season to bring this tour to life.

Children Learn What They Live
If children live with criticism,
they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility,
they learn to fight.
If children live with fear,
they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity,
they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule,
they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy,
they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame,
they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with encouragement,
they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance,
they learn patience.
If children live with praise,
they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance,
they learn to love.
If children live with approval,
they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition,
they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing,
they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty,
they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness,
they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration,
they learn respect.
If children live with security,
they learn to have faith in themselves
and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness,
they learn the world is a nice place in which to live."

- Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D

Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Interested in taking your education beyond an associate degree? Check out our Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree.
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