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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 (IECE) Program is designed to provide students 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 options?

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?




Length of Program

The AAS IECE program takes two academic years if students take five classes in the fall and five in the spring. 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.


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Program Contact

Susan Allen

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Program Coordinator

(502) 213-2671