Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education | HCTC

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 you with 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 into 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.

To learn more, check out our program brochure.
IEC State and National Certification Information.

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.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfer

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Track


  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education


  • Child Care Assistant
  • Early Childhood Administrator
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Educational Technical Studies
  • Kentucky Child Care Provider
  • School Age Child Care

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 . You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Penny Whitaker Smith

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Program Coordinator