Code 215 - 62-63 Credits
The Early Childhood Education program prepares individuals to work in the early childhood education field as preschool teachers, lead infant/toddler teachers, child care providers, home child care providers, early childhood paraprofessionals, program directors, and assistant teachers. The program is competency-based teaching students how to design, manage, and apply developmentally appropriate programming for children ages birth to eight years based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards of quality for associate degree programs. Some of the potential work settings may include: schools, preschools, Head Start, and non-profit organizations. Some field work experience is required. This curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and is designed for career entry and/or educational advancement.
Accreditation and State Board Approved
The Kellogg Community College Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children https://www.naeyc.org/accreditation.
Students should see the individual course descriptions for specific prerequisite information. All students are encouraged to contact the Early Childhood and Teacher Education program with questions. Students registering for Early Childhood Education courses will need to successfully pass a criminal background check and a State of Michigan Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Registry (CANR) according to College and Department policy. This CANR must be renewed every three years. Students with criminal histories are encouraged to speak with the Early Childhood and Teacher Education program before registering for ECE courses.