Early Childhood Education - Associate in Applied Science
This program is designed to promote quality early childhood education for all young children, birth through age eight, and to improve professional practice in the early childhood community.
Successful completion of this program will enable you to gain employment in educational and social service settings involving young children and their families. Successfully completing courses in this program will help you gain knowledge and develop basic skills and techniques to assist you in becoming competent in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Students may choose a series of courses that will lead to preparation for the entry level, National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. These courses bridge into the two-year degree.
Students with a CDA, appropriate documentation, and appropriate work experience may earn up to twelve hours of credit toward the two-year degree.
Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.
Dr. Diane Plunkett - Program Coordinator