One or two years, 3 hours per day 

Recommended Prerequisite: Child Development or Adv. Child Development

Course Information:

Students will learn to plan, develop, teach, and supervise activities enhancing the preschool age child's physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. Students will also develop a working knowledge of licensing regulations, nutrition, health, and safety. Students will have hands-on experience by volunteering in our on-site licensed child care center and/or participating in an internship at a local child care center or elementary school. In addition, second year students work towards CDA (Child Development Associate). 


NOTE: Background check, physical and TB tests are required

Dual Credit Offered**:  (Learn more about Dual Credit)

Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 16 credits*)

• ECED 100 Intro to Early Childhood Education  • ECED 101 Health Safety & Nutrition

ECED 103 Curriculum in Early Childhood Classroom    NEW! ECED 130 Developmentally Appropriate Guidance in a Cultural Context

*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements

**Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.

Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

 *Child Development Associate (CDA) - 2nd year

CPR (recognized but not a graduation qualifier)


*indicates 21-22 IN Promoted Industry Certification

Job Opportunities:

Teaching Assistants In-home Childcare  Nanny  Camp Counselor  Elementary Teacher  Child Care Teacher

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Amber Jackson

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Sheri DeWitt

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I teach the Education Careers course and place students in settings to work with young children and foster their interest in the field of education. I earned a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science Education from Indiana State University and a Masters degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. When working with students I love to see students take away real knowledge and understanding that they can apply in life and in a career. When I am not at school I enjoy growing flowers, boating, and spending time with my family and friends.