Early Childhood Management

Associate in Science

Early Childhood Management

Child psychology, diversity, child care management and educational technology

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Early Childhood Management degree will prepare students for careers working with young children in public/private child development centers and family home child care centers. From child growth and development and early childhood education to program development, you will get a well-rounded education in developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive practices that help to shape a child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. 

Students can choose to focus on education or management. This degree will prepare students to teach children under the age of five or to direct operations at a child care facility. If students completed child care assisting and child care supervision programs in the Duval County School District after June 1, 1993 or the First Coast Technical Institute in the fall of 1992 or later, they may be eligible for some transfer credits. Credits from your degree can be used toward our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Early Childhood Education or for transfer to another Florida state college or university as well as many private institutions.

After completing this program, you will qualify for appropriate Florida Department of Children and Families’ child care training certifications, including the Active Birth through Five Child Care Credential. In addition, you will meet the educational requirements for the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Director Credential and, if qualified, the Advanced Director Credential.
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Program Information

Program Code: 2203 

60 Credits


Financial Information

Tuition and Fees: Approximately $6,293*
Financial aid is available, if qualified. 

Applications and Forms

Program Fact Sheet  

Academic Degree Plan  


Contact Information

Phone: (904) 633-8182

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule