Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

General

Program Description

The Early Childhood Education program is designed for students who are interested in fulfilling leadership roles in early childhood facilities. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates to develop, manage and evaluate early childhood programs as well as implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for children from birth through age 8. Students develop skills needed to support culturally, linguistic and ability diverse children and their families.

This program can be taken part time or full time. All classes are available online.

Persons who are employed in an early childhood facility in Woodbury County can apply for the Siouxland Human Investment Partnership (SHIP) scholarship. For more information, please call the Financial Aid office. See an early childhood advisor to develop a study plan that is appropriate for you.

Job opportunities may include in-home provider, assistant teacher, lead teacher, assistant director, or director/owner of a child care facility.

Students will be required to complete field experience or practicum hours outside of regular class time and complete criminal, child abuse and dependent adult abuse background checks and health requirements in order to complete the program.

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Related Careers

  • Education Administrator, Preschool and Childcare Centre/Program
  • Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Childcare Worker
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Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined ... Read More

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined population of about 180,000. A nine-member Board of Directors provides governance for Western Iowa Tech Community College. The board members are elected from the nine districts in the six-county service area... Read less