Education (Early Childhood)

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

You love the wonder of learning in a young child's eyes. Transform that love into a career in early childhood education. Take a practical journey in helping young children take their first steps in learning.

hours spent in observation and training in actual early childhood classrooms

This program features more class involvement, in-classroom observation, and training than most comparable programs. It helps you confirm that early childhood education is the right career for you.

A Quality Education

Courses involve 15 hours of observation in an early childhood classroom and 40-50 hours experience working with the teacher and students.

Get Involved

Network with early childhood education teachers and other students interested in early childhood education.

Career Opportunities

Begin coursework to become a teacher in Pre-K through second grade.


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Andrea Walton
Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

This program helps confirm for students that education is the right career path and it also helps them confirm the grade level and the subject area they want to teach.

Kelly Funke, Professor
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How Do I Get Into the Education (Early Childhood) Program?

Turn your talent for teaching young children into a rewarding and fulfilling profession. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. Student success advisors are available to assist.

What Can I Expect As An Education (Early Childhood) Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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    Virtual Stretch Hours
    Mon-Tue: 4:30 pm – 6pm