Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

Early Childhood Education (A.S.)

The Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education has been designed to provide a thorough understanding of the young child. The program creates a broad perspective on child and family development patterns. Students develop skills to guide children in their early education. This degree prepares students for a smooth transition to the B.S. in Early Childhood Education or the B.S. in Applied Studies in Human Services and Early Childhood Development..

Students will:

  • Attain proficiency in basic concepts, theories, writing and methods in early childhood education.
  • Evaluate ethical principles of early childhood education.
  • Prepare for a seamless transition to the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program with New Hampshire teacher certification in Early Childhood (N-3) and Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Age 8) OR
  • Prepare for a seamless transition to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies in Human Services and Early Childhood Development.

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Early Childhood Tuition Assistance Grant
Funded by the Child Development Bureau, the
Early Childhood Tuition Assistance Grant will cover the full tuition for individuals taking their first Early Childhood Education College course or partial tuition for Early Childhood courses for all others who are eligible. To be eligible, students must be currently employed in a New Hampshire Licensed child care center or a family based child care program for a minimum of 25 hours per week providing direct care to children and directors need to be employed a minimum of 30 hours per week.

GSC will also assist you with your application and fees for your NH Early Childhood Credential application! The Early Childhood Career Mentor at Granite State College is a staff member dedicated to students taking part in the Tuition Assistance Program. For more information or assistance in applying for your Credential, please contact Karyn Yeatman at
kayeatman@go.granite.edu or 603-303-3863.