The Early Childhood Education Associate’s Degree will introduce students to child development and the principles of early childhood education. The courses within this certificate will focus on the principles and practices of early childhood education, child development, activity programming, health and safety for the young child, observation and assessment, and the child, family, and community. This degree also enables students to gain the Level 4 credential for the ExceleRate Illinois status. ECE courses are sequenced (fall/spring) and students beginning in the spring semester may take longer for completion of certificate.
KC's Early Childhood Education Associate’s Degree will assist in immediate employment in early childhood education centers and be a foundation to career advancement as students continue their studies within the degree.