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 is designed to provide students 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. 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.

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The program is designed to provide students an understanding of the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of young children. Students will have an opportunity apply knowledge in a practical experience. The curriculum includes topics on developmental ages and stages, health and safety, curriculum planning, assessment, and family involvement.

Bluegrass Occupational Outlook

Career Average Wage (2010)
Preschool teacher $13.10

Degrees Offered

The following degrees are offered for this program at the Leestown campus:

  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
  • Diploma
  • Certificate

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.


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Length of Program

The program can be completed in two years if you take 15 to 18 credit hours per semester. General education classes should be taken along with curriculum classes.

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

Maria Rutherford
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Program Coordinator