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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 Program at Henderson Community College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The accreditation term runs from March 2016 through March 2023.

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The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program 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

What are my career choices?

In public and private preschools, early care centers, early intervention programs such as Head Start, hospitals, campus child development centers, corporate child care, rehabilitation clinics, and recreation centers.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Program Options/Academic Plans

Application for Certificate, Diploma, or Degree (.doc)

Two-Year Schedule

Degrees and Transfer



IECE 2019-2022 Program Data

Student Responsibilities

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

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.

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Program Contact

Dr. Bridget Murray

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Program Coordinator