Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
You’ll learn about children's growth from birth through age five.
What Is Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education?
Are you energetic, patient, and caring? Do you want to work in a lively and creative environment with children and families? As an early childhood professional you can influence the development of children during their most impressionable years. Working in the early childhood field allows you to invest yourself in the future!
What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?
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, WKCTC has you covered. WKCTC will help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
Coursework is encouraged to pursue the Child Development Associate credential (CDA) awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington D.C. The Division of Child Care in Kentucky also acknowledges your educational advancement by offering additional certifications based on your education: Commonwealth Child Care Credential (CCCC) and the Kentucky Director’s Credential.
IECE Scholarship and Funding Opportunities
The Early Childhood Development Scholarship is available for students who meet certain eligibility requirements. This scholarship is a non-repayable tuition scholarship, and is only available to students on the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education academic plan who are employed 20 hours a week in a child care program. For more information, contact the Early Care and Education Coach: Professional Development: (270) 534-3459. Mini grants are also available for the CDA application should you meet eligibility requirements. Milestone achievement awards, textbook reimbursements and related education awards are additional funding opportunities.
The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program at WKCTC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs. The program meets the Accreditation Standards through four indicators: documented learning opportunities, key assessments, data on candidate performance on key assessments, and the use of data to improve the program in relation to accreditation standards. Each student will gain understanding of the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of children from birth through age five. Corresponding field experiences throughout the community help prepare students with the knowledge and competencies of research-based best practices.
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 collaboration with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.