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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Inspire a love of learning. You will 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?

Do you have the patience, creativity and enthusiasm to work with young children? If so, a career in the child care profession may be right for you. Learn the fundamental principles of caring for and challenging young children, including developmental ages and stages, health and safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement.

What are my career options?

This program offers a variety of choices for people seeking entry-level jobs as well as those who are currently employed in early childhood settings.

Employment opportunities are available in public and private preschools, early care educational settings, early intervention programs, Head Start, hospitals, campus child development centers, rehabilitation clinics, and recreation centers.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate of Applied Science: Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Certificates


Quick Facts!

  1. Earn your Commonwealth Child Care Credential, CDA, and the Kentucky Director's Credential along the way to your associate degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.
  2. Evening and hybrid courses designed for the working professional.
  3. You may qualify for free school if you work in a Kentucky child care setting for at least 20 hours per week.

Length of Program

The program can be completed in two years if you take 15 to 18 credit hours per semester. General education classes should be taken along with curriculum classes.

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

Dr. Sarah Smith

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

(859) 442-1185
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