Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education | MCC

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Inspire a love of learning. You’ll learn about children's growth from birth through age five and prepare to work in preschools, Head Start programs or childcare centers.

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What Is 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.

What are my career choices?

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.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)



  • Child Care Assistant (9 credit hours)
  • Early Childhood Administrator (12 credit hours)
  • Kentucky Child Care Provider (3 credit hours)

Additional Information

Kentucky Child Care Provider: 3 Total credit hours
Child Care Assistant: 9 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Early Childhood Administrator: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
School Age Child Care: 15 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Technical Studies: 63 - 67 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education: 63 - 67 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

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.

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.

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Program Contact

April Grace

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Program Coordinator