The Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is intended for students whose goal is to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Educational emphasis is on the children’s developmental progress toward competence, interdependence, socialization and the integration of content areas. In New Mexico the Early Childhood Multicultural framework delineates the content children are to learn, the processes through which children achieve the identified curricular goals, what teachers do to help children achieve these goals, and the context in which teaching and learning occur. The curriculum is flexible to facilitate adaptation to our multicultural communities and all children, including those with special needs. The minimum credit hours include the thirty-six credit hour general education transfer core.