This course is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas Regents public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may also be eligible for transfer. Please visit a JCCC counselor or the JCCC Registrar's office, and the Transfer Kansas portal to learn more.
The Early Childhood Education associate of science degree program is for those students who currently are employed or aspire to work in early childhood care and education programs. Completion of JCCC's associate of science degree program provides students the credentials to advance in quality early childhood care and education settings. Credits may transfer to many Kansas universities. Excellent practical education opportunities are available to students in the program.
(Major Code 2100; CIP Code 24.0101)
Early Childhood Education Program web page
Associate of Science Degree
Important: Students graduating with an associate of science degree must complete an approved cultural diversity course. Some of the approved courses are able to meet both the cultural diversity requirement and a general education requirement. A list of approved cultural diversity courses can be found in the list of AS general education electives.
Students must meet the requirements for employment in early childhood care and education centers in Kansas (stated in the Kansas Licensing Regulations for Preschools and Child Care Centers).
|COMS 121||Public Speaking||3|
|or COMS 120||Interpersonal Communication|
Note: COMS 121 is recommended
|EDUC 130||Foundations of Early Childhood Education*||3|
|EDUC 131||Early Childhood Curriculum I*||3|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|PSYC 130||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|EDUC 231||Early Childhood Curriculum II*||3|
|EDUC 250||Child Health, Safety and Nutrition*||3|
|ENGL 122||Composition II*||3|
|PSYC 215||Child Development*||3|
|Science course with Lab^||4|
|EDUC 210||Creative Experiences for Young Children*||3|
|EDUC 260||Observing and Interacting with Young Children*||3|
|MATH 171||College Algebra*||3|
ARTH 180 meets Cultural Diversity
|Science or Math Electives^||5|
Note: GEOS 130 is recommended
|EDUC 220||Survey of the Exceptional Child*||3|
|EDUC 234||Families in Society*||3|
|EDUC 285||Student Teaching: Early Childhood Education*||3|
|Humanities Elective ^||3|
|Social Science/Economics Elective^||3|
Total Program Hours: 63
This course has registration requirements.