Early Childhood Education

Preschool through second grade teachers have an incredibly rewarding opportunity: to instill a love of learning and prepare children for a lifetime of discovery. As an early childhood education major, you’ll learn about child development and literacy, explore play and teaching strategies, and gain real-world experience observing, assisting, and teaching in diverse classrooms. With this degree and required certifications, you can provide care or teach in settings such as preschools, public and private elementary schools, community childcare programs, and social service organizations. Wheaton early childhood education students also choose a second major, broadening your career possibilities in education and beyond.

Early Childhood Education Information Form



100% of Early Childhood Education majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *

Recent Graduates

Sample first jobs

  • Afterschool Kindergarten Teacher, New Beginning Family Academy
  • Assistant Director and Pre-K Teacher, Busy Bee Childhood Development Center
  • Grade 2 French Immersion Teacher, Milton Public Schools
  • Literacy Tutor, Meriden Board of Education
  • Preschool Teacher, The LEAP School

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Assumption College
  • Lesley University

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 78% for the classes of 2014-2018


Offered by the Education department.