If you love children, you've come to the right place!
In the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) program, you will gain insight into the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of children from birth through age five. You will learn about child growth and development, health, safety, curriculum planning, assessment, and family involvement.
What are my career choices?
Once you graduate, some of the employment opportunities available will be in public and private preschools, early childcare educational settings, Head Start programs, early intervention programs, and corporate-sponsored child care facilities.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
ECTC has numerous partnerships with 4-year universities. If you are interested in a transfer pathway in this field, check out our partnering university pathways. Find more information on transferring from ECTC.
- Child Care Assistant Certificate (PDF)
- Early Childhood Administrator Certificate (PDF)
- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Studies Certificate (PDF)
- Kentucky Child Care Provider Certificate (PDF)
- School Age Child Care Certificate (PDF)
What are the admission requirements?
There is a selective admission process for the Associate of Applied Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education degree program. Please contact coordinator Martha Page to apply for this program.
Other important information
In order to stay in good standing and not be dropped from the IECE program, you must earn a grade of C or better in each IECE course and maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale).
Field Licensure Requirements
Students will need to transfer to a four-year school if they wish to obtain their certification as a Preschool/Kindergarten teacher and Developmental Interventionist. This will ultimately require testing based upon the requirements of the Educational Professional Standards Board of Kentucky.
Where do I start?
Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or other exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.
Length of Program
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 (PDF, 408 pages). You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.