Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

In the IECE program you will gain an understanding of the cognitive, physical, and social and emotional development of children from birth through age five. Topics of discussion include growth and development, health, safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)



  • Child Care Assistant (9 credit hours)
  • Early Childhood Administrator (12 credit hours)
  • Kentucky Child Care Provider (3 credit hours)
  • (List of certificates available HERE)

For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for persons with a CDA credential or an AAS degree are available in public and private preschools, Early Start, Head Start, early intervention programs, and corporate-sponsored child care facilities.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission requirements.

IECE Scholarship

The Early Childhood Development Scholarship is available for students who meet certain eligibility requirements. This scholarship is a non-repayable tuition scholarship, and is only available to students in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program. More information

Length of Program

The program can be completed in two years if you take 15 to 18 credit hours per semester. General education classes should be taken along with curriculum classes.

For more information

April Grace
(270) 824-8597

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.