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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Inspire a love of learning. You’ll learn about children's growth from birth through age five and prepare to work in preschools, Head Start programs or childcare centers.

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What Is Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education?

The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide you with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development for working with young children. Opportunities to apply this knowledge in practical experiences are incorporated in the curriculum. Curriculum topics include, but are not limited to developmental ages and stages, health and safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement

What are my career choices?

In public and private preschools, early care centers, early intervention programs such as Head Start, hospitals, campus child development centers, corporate child care, rehabilitation clinics, and recreation centers.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education - AAS: 60-64 Total Credit Hours  Requirements
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education - Diploma: 45-48 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Child Care Assistant - Certificate: 9 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Early Childhood Administrator - Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Studies - Certificate: 33 Total Credit Hours  Requirements
Kentucky Child Care Provider - Certificate: 3 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. See the college's general admission requirements. However, if you want to transfer your IECE AAS to a four-year teacher education program, you will find that these programs require at least a 21 or 22 on your ACT--regardless of your degree completion at HCC.

Additional Information

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Nicole Towery

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Program Coordinator

(270) 707-3875