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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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

If you want to get a bachelor's degree nearby, Campbellsville University has a completer degree with courses offered either online or in Hardin County.

Other colleges offer transfer degrees as well. See the ECTC Transfer page for more information and AA transfer plans specific to particular transfer schools.

Diploma Options

Certificate Options

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).

Where do I start?

Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or COMPASS exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.


Additional Information

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. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.


Program Contact

Martha Page
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Associate Professor