Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Do you have the patience, creativity and enthusiasm to work with young children? If so, a career in the child care profession may be right for you. Learn the fundamental principles of caring for and challenging young children, including developmental ages and stages, health and safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement.

Career Opportunities

Work in public or private preschools, early care educational settings, early intervention programs, Head Start, hospitals, campus child development centers, rehabilitation clinics and recreation centers.

Wage/Salary Information

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Program Home Campus

Covington; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall or spring terms


Certificates, diploma, associate in applied science degree.

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and If enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

  • Certificate: Varies by certificate, one to two semesters
  • Diploma: Three semesters
  • Associate degree: Two years

Progression in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each IECE course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).

Advising Sheet (PDF)

Associate in Applied Science

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education



  • Child Care Assistant
  • Kentucky Child Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Administrator
  • School Age Child Care