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This program is available on-campus at NTC.

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Young Child Education

If you are interested in making a career out of working with young children, NTC’s young child education program is a great way to explore your opportunities. This program prepares you to provide a safe, healthy, developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environment for children from birth through age eight. It meets the requirements necessary for teacher/assistant teacher as specified by Minnesota Department of Human Services Rules 9502 and 9503, although additional work experience may be required for teacher positions in licensed child care centers.

Classroom and hands-on training will cover topics including:

  • Parent and professional relations
  • Infant/toddler learning experience
  • Society/family dynamics
  • Special needs in early childhood

Next Steps

All credits earned in the Young Child Education (AS) program at Northwest Technical College may be applied to the Early Childhood Education (BS Ed) or the Early Childhood (BA) at Mayville State University.


Earning your AS degree in Young Child Education, will open doors in the workforce as teachers in child care facilities or educational paraprofessionals. You may choose to specialize in these areas: infant-toddler, preschool, school-age, children with special needs, family child care, nanny or administration. You will also be qualified to work as a para-educator in a school setting.

See more information about careers in child care.

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