Develop Skills to Guide Children in their Early Education

The A.S. in Early Childhood Education provides a thorough understanding of the young child. You’ll build skills to help guide children in their early education and learn about child and family development patterns. This degree prepares students for a smooth transition to the B.S. in Early Childhood Education with Teacher Certification, which is available to new students in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Course Highlights

  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Language and Literary Development
  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Settings
  • Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Young Children with Exceptionalities, Birth-Age 8
  • Early Childhood Program Administration

…and more!

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Why Granite State College

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

iSocial and the Pyramid Model

Granite State College is proud to support the New Hampshire Department of Education and their iSocial State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG). The goal of this grant is to improve social-emotional outcomes of infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities (birth to age 5) through the implementation of the evidence-based Pyramid Model Framework.

To learn more about the courses and assignments that align to this model, please visit

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Your Prior and Current Learning Counts

Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are expert at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Apply Today!

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year.

Our admission criteria includes:
  • Completion of our free, online application for admission
  • High school diploma, completion of a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency.
    • Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC
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