Early Childhood Education Program Mission

The early childhood education program is committed to improving the quality of life for all children in the community.

This goal is accomplished through partnerships and linkages with local agencies, promoting developmentally appropriate practice in accordance with The National Association for the Education of Young Children guidelines, and providing high quality education for early education professionals and students.

The program disseminates information about child development, current trends and public policy issues that impact children and their families in the Johnson County community.

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.