Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

About the Program

HCC's Early Childhood Education program, which is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), educates individuals to provide quality care and education for young children. Our students learn the fundamental principles of:

  • caring for and challenging young children, including developmental ages and stages
  • health and safety
  • curriculum planning
  • assessment
  • family involvement.

Where are the jobs?

Graduates of HCC's Early Childhood Education Program can embark on career opportunities in:

  • Infant-Toddler Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Afterschool Program Teacher
  • Public School Teacher Aide
  • Recreation Center Assistant
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Technician
  • Developmental Intervention Assistant
  • Associate Family Support Specialist
  • Youth Services Worker.

Employment opportunities are available at:

  • Head Start
  • public schools
  • HANDS Program
  • First Steps
  • Healthy Start
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
  • recreation centers
  • hospitals
  • rehabilitation clinics
  • public and private child care programs.

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Program Options:




  • Associate in Applied Science Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education


How Long Will I Be in School?

  • Application for Certificate, Diploma, or Degree -- (PDF WORD)
  • IECE Degree 2017--Current Curriculum (rev. 8-8) (XLS)
  • IECE Degree 2013-14 (XLS)
  • IECE Diploma 2013-14--Current Curriculum (XLS)
  • IECE Certificates 2013-14--Current Curriculum (XLS)
  • IECE Tech Certificates 2013-14--Current Curriculum (XLS)
  • IECE Degree 2011 (XLS)
  • IECE Diploma 2011 (XLS)
  • IECE Certificates 2011 (XLS)
  • IECE Tech Certificates 2011 (XLS)

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for transportation to the various observation sites, professional liability insurance, criminal background check, and TB clearance.


Bridget Murray
Program Coordinator
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 106