Student in early childhood education course.Early Childhood Education

  • Two Year Program
  • 27 College Credit Hours
  • Courses may apply toward Child Development Associate credential, associate degree or bachelor's degree


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 27 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 Development

     Future Perspectives in

Early Childhood Ed

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

Field Experience


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