Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education | HCC

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?

Degrees and Transfer

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education



  • Child Care Assistant
  • Early Childhood Administrator
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Studies
  • Kentucky Child Care Provider
  • School Age Child Care

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

Kentucky Child Care Provider: 3 Total credit hours
Child Care Assistant: 9 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Early Childhood Administrator: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
School Age Child Care: 15 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Studies: 33 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education: 64 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

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Program Contact

Nicole Towery

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Program Coordinator