Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education | HCC

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.

Program Contact
Dr. Bridget Murray
Program Coordinator
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What Is Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education?

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
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Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) - Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education: 60-64 Total credit hours Requirements
Diploma - Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education: 33-36 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Certificate - Child Care Assistant: 9 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Certificate - Early Childhood Administrator: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
certificate - Kentucky Child Care Provider: 3 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
certificate - Interdisciplinary Childhood Education Technical Studies: 33 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
certificate - School Age Childcare: 15 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, HCC has you covered. We'll help you reach your dreams at a price that won't break the bank. 

What Else Do I Need to Know?

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.

Two-Year Schedule

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.

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