Early Childhood Education

Education and Early Childhood

A certificate or associate's degree in early childhood education will prepare you for work in an early childhood education or child care center.

Learn more about our classes and how you can use your certificate/degree for employment or further education.

Are you already an early childhood educator? If you need information about approved in-service hours, visit our continuing education Early Child Education page. 

Contact Us

Phone: 913-469-8500, ext. 4557
Campus Mailbox: 36
Location: CLB 433 (Campus Maps)
Department Administration: Jim Lane
Program Chair: Asiya Foster-Nelson
Dept. Email

About the Associate's Degree Program

National Association for the Education of Young Children logo

On April 6, 2009, the National Association for the Education of Young Children Commission awarded accreditation to the early childhood education associate's of science degree program. Accreditation is granted for seven years.

ESU Partnership Program

Did you know you can earn a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Emporia State University right here on the JCCC campus?

Learn more about the program online.