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Early Childhood Education and Development - Associate in Science

Program Code - CIP Code: ECED.DEV.AS / 19.0707
Credits Required: 65
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services

In the KCKCC Early Childhood Education and Development program you will focus on birth to grade three, regular and special education including early intervention services and acquire a solid foundation of pre-professional skills. To ensure your success, you will get:

  • Hands-on experience in our partner NAEYC accredited programs including Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms.
  • A combination of traditional, online and blended courses to fit your schedule
  • Personalized academic advising to give you all the support you need

This program prepares you to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in education. The Associate in Science in Liberal Arts Degree meets the Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation Agreement. A Student completing this program and transferring to a public university, therefore, "will be accepted as having satisfied the general education requirements of all Kansas public universities."

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement


Credit Hours

BLUE 0101

Freshman Seminar


General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
HIST 0104 OR HIST 0105 US History to 1877 OR US History from 1877 3
MUSC 0101 Music Appreciation 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
PSYC 0202 Child Development* 3
ANTH 0101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
  Math and Natural & Physical Sciences 13-15
      College Algebra (MATH 0105)** or Higher  
      Natural and Physical Science Elective with Lab  
      Math and Natural & Physical Sciences Electives  
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 37-39
* See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer   institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Early Childhood Education and Development Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
ECED 0100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
Early Childhood Electives  
ECED 0110
ECED 0111
ECED 0113
ECED 0150
ECED 0170
ECED 0220
ECED 0250
Infant, Toddler I (3hrs)
Infant, Toddler II (3hrs)
Preschool Child II (3hrs)
Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood (3hrs)
Early Childhood Curriculum (3hrs)
Social Emotional Development and Behavior (3hrs)
Early Childhood Inclusion and Intervention (3hrs)
BUSN 0101
BUSN 0108
BIOL 0145
ECED 0295
EDUC 0160
HUDV 0268
PSYC 0296
SOSC 0108
SOSC 0215
Accounting I (3hrs)
Human Relations in Business (3hrs)
Nutrition (3hrs)
Survey of Exceptionalities (3hrs)
Studying Children and Adolescents in School (3hrs)
Human Sexuality (3hrs)
Special Problems in Child Development (3hrs)
Sociology of Families (3hrs)
Introduction to Human Service (3hrs)
Total Hours for Early Childhood Education and Development Requirements 27
*See course syllabi for Early Childhood Education and Development course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education and Development Degree 65-67
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