Early Childhood Education & Development - Associate in Applied Science

Program/CIP Code:  ECED.AAS / 19.0708
Credits Required: 65
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The KCKCC Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) program prepares caregivers, teachers and leaders with evidence-based knowledge, skills and attitudes to support young children in their growth and development through Universal Design for Learning. Our ECED program is designed to inspire and prepare students to create evidence-based all-inclusive programs that are responsive to the uniqueness (cultural, linguistic and ability diversity) of each child, family and community. Certificate A and Certificate B options provide a seamless career pathway to an Applied Associates degree for students as they work or have family obligations. Courses are offered at several locations: Main Campus, the Pioneer Center in Leavenworth, KS and area high schools. ECED courses are also available online.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirement

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102
ENGL 0206
Composition I* or
Technical Writing
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0110 Business Math** or higher 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
Humanities Elective (Children’s Literature recommended) 3
Natural and Physical Science Requirement 3
Total General Education Requirements 21

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ECED 0100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 1
ECED 0110 Infant, Toddler I 3
ECED 0111 Infant, Toddler II 3
ECED 0112 Preschool Child I 3
ECED 0113 Preschool Child II 3
ECED 0120 Portfolio Development in Early Childhood 4
ECED 0143 Creative Activities for Young Children 3
ECED 0150 Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood 3
ECED 0170 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
ECED 0180 Developing Language and Literacy in Early Childhood 3
PSYC 0202 Child Development* 3
ECED 0210 Family, Community and Professional Partnerships 3
ECED 0220 Social Emotional Development and Behavior 3
ECED 0260 Early Childhood Internship 3
Total Eary Childhood Education Program Requirements 43

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 65

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