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.

average base pay $40,226
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low: $28k med: $40k high: $65k

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.

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Career Median Annual Salary*
Kentucky Child Care Provider $19,656
Child Care Assistant $19,656
Early Childhood Administrator $40,226
School Age Child Care $19,656
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education $40,226
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Studies $19,656

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfer

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Track

Diploma

Certificates

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

 

Program Contact

Penny Whitaker Smith
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Program Coordinator
606.487.3160
psmith0091@kctcs.edu