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Early Childhood Education Schools in Colorado

There are ten schools in the state of Colorado offering early childhood education programs. 168 students graduated from programs at Colorado early childhood education schools in 2010. 117 of all these students graduated with certificates and 22 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

108 students graduate from early childhood education programs in this state, on average, per year. More specifically, 117 students graduated with certificates in early childhood education, 17 with a degree at the associate's level, 12 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 22 with a degree at the master's level.

Ten early childhood education schools are in this state. Out of these, while three schools are private, seven schools are public. Public early childhood education school tuition is $7,214, while tuition at a private early childhood education school varies from $22,040 to $25,100.

Average tuition for early childhood education programs is $13,496. The lowest tuition in Colorado, which is $7,214 each year, is at the University of Colorado Denver, while the highest tuition for early childhood education programs, which is $25,100 per year, is at Naropa University.

Colorado schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

108 students graduate from early childhood education programs in this state, on average, per year. More specifically, 117 students graduated with certificates in early childhood education, 17 with a degree at the associate's level, 12 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 22 with a degree at the master's level.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 8
  • Certificate 2009: 11
  • Certificate 2010: 117
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 2
  • Associate 2010: 17
  • Bachelor 2006: 11
  • Bachelor 2007: 13
  • Bachelor 2008: 7
  • Bachelor 2009: 12
  • Bachelor 2010: 12
  • Master 2006: 43
  • Master 2007: 26
  • Master 2008: 33
  • Master 2009: 46
  • Master 2010: 22

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Colorado

Schools in this state offer a total of 16 early childhood education programs. Of these programs, close to 50% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, and the masters level.

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 8
  • Associate: 5
  • Bachelor: 2
  • Master: 1

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18060
  • 25th Percentile: 21930
  • Median: 27800
  • 75th Percentile: 36880
  • 90th Percentile: 52330

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16020
  • 25th Percentile: 17760
  • Median: 21240
  • 75th Percentile: 27100
  • 90th Percentile: 34230

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33000
  • 25th Percentile: 37460
  • Median: 45470
  • 75th Percentile: 56570
  • 90th Percentile: 67590

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34660
  • 25th Percentile: 40690
  • Median: 50220
  • 75th Percentile: 62360
  • 90th Percentile: 73440

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 23850
  • Median Salary 2007: 24180
  • Median Salary 2008: 24400
  • Median Salary 2009: 26130
  • Median Salary 2010: 27800
  • Total Employed 2006: 4960
  • Total Employed 2007: 5700
  • Total Employed 2008: 5940
  • Total Employed 2009: 5790
  • Total Employed 2010: 5620

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18750
  • Median Salary 2007: 20220
  • Median Salary 2008: 19970
  • Median Salary 2009: 20750
  • Median Salary 2010: 21240
  • Total Employed 2006: 8720
  • Total Employed 2007: 8440
  • Total Employed 2008: 9920
  • Total Employed 2009: 9840
  • Total Employed 2010: 9250

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 40680
  • Median Salary 2007: 41520
  • Median Salary 2008: 43120
  • Median Salary 2009: 44480
  • Median Salary 2010: 45470
  • Total Employed 2006: 2580
  • Total Employed 2007: 2740
  • Total Employed 2008: 2930
  • Total Employed 2009: 3110
  • Total Employed 2010: 3140

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 46970
  • Median Salary 2007: 47370
  • Median Salary 2008: 49430
  • Median Salary 2009: 49050
  • Median Salary 2010: 50220
  • Total Employed 2006: 2700
  • Total Employed 2007: 2820
  • Total Employed 2008: 2840
  • Total Employed 2009: 3240
  • Total Employed 2010: 3260

Colorado vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

Colorado vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 1.540% (21270)

Early Childhood Education Schools in Colorado

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1. Northeastern Junior College

100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751-2944
(970) 521-6600

Northeastern Junior College is in Sterling, CO and this college offers one program in early childhood education. 2,214 students pursue degrees in 23 Northeastern Junior College programs, overall. This community college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering early childhood education programs.

2. The University of Phoenix - Colorado

10004 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124-5453
(303) 755-9090

The University of Phoenix-Colorado is a for-profit 4-year institution. Phoenix is in Lone Tree, Colorado, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of several campuses. It offers one certificate, 28 degrees at the bachelors level, and 15 degrees at the masters level to students. In 2010, 2,257 students pursued degrees from the 40 programs at this small school. This school offers subjects such as healthcare and advanced nursing. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it.

3. Trinidad State Junior College

600 Prospect St
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-5011

Trinidad State Junior College offers two early childhood education programs. More specifically, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by this college and one associate's level early childhood education degree. This college is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in early childhood education.

4. Naropa University

2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302-6697
(303) 444-0202

Naropa University is located in the center of Boulder and it offers one early childhood education program. It is one of 7 liberal arts colleges in Colorado. Naropa is the third largest institution in the state of Colorado offering early childhood education.

5. Montessori Casa International

9351 E Arbor Dr
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 523-7590

Montessori Casa International is located in the suburbs of Greenwood Village, Colorado and it offers one program in early childhood education. 21 students pursue degrees in one program at this vocational school, overall. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

6. Otero Junior College

1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-6831

Otero Junior College offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, this college offers one early childhood education certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. This college is located in town of La Junta, Colorado. It is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. This college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering early childhood education.

7. Colorado Christian University

8787 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 963-3000

Colorado Christian University is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado. It offers three early childhood education programs. Specifically, this school offers students one certificate in early childhood education, one early childhood education degree at the associate's level, and one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education. It is the oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in early childhood education.

8. Red Rocks Community College

13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
(303) 914-6600

Red Rocks Community College is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado and it offers one program in early childhood education. It is a public 2-year institution. This big college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering early childhood education programs.

9. Colorado Mountain College

831 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-0233
(800) 621-8559

Colorado Mountain College offers two early childhood education programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by this school and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. This school is in town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Overall, 6,088 students pursue degrees in 43 Colorado Mountain College programs. It is the third largest institution in the state of Colorado offering early childhood education.

10. The University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3364
(303) 556-5600

The University of Colorado Denver offers one early childhood education program and it is near the center of the city. Overall, 24,108 students pursue degrees in 119 programs at UCD. CU Denver is the oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering early childhood education programs.

11. Front Range Community College

3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 404-5000

Front Range Community College is located in the suburbs of Westminster, Colorado. It offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, it offers one early childhood education certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering early childhood education programs.