Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer (AS-T) Degree

The Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree in Early Childhood Education at Crafton Hills College is designed to meet the needs of students transferring to a California State University who intend to major in Early Childhood Education or a related field of study.

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses:

CD 105Child Growth and Development


CD 126Child, Family and Community


CD 112Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education


CD 132Introduction to Curriculum


CD 212Observation and Methods in Early Child Development


CD 205Child Development Practicum


CD 115Health, Safety and Nutrition


CD 182Teaching in a Diverse Society


Total Credit Hours: 25.00

Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring (IGETC or CSUGE Breadth).  See a counselor for details.  Information is also available at

A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:

  • Integrate understanding of the needs, the characteristics and multiple influences on development of children birth to age eight as related to high-quality care and education of young children
  • Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support positive, development all play and learning outcomes for all young children
  • Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's' social learning, identity and self-confidence
  • Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families and their communities
  • Demonstrate ethical standards and professional behaviors that deepen understanding, knowledge and commitment to the EC/CD profession