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It’s been proven – early childhood education is one of the most important pieces of a child’s intellectual and social development. Let our classes refresh your classroom routines, show you how toddlers respond to STEAM and take away new ideas on how to coach your students to success.

Early childhood educators are required to complete in-service hours. In-service hours are a form of professional development that allows teachers to stay up to date on intellectual development research, best practices, and new techniques. At Johnson County Community College, our Early Childhood Education Continuing Education program fulfills the requirements for both Kansas and Missouri in-service hours.

How will Early Childhood Education courses enhance my life or career?

If you’re a prekindergarten educator who works in a daycare, home care or early childhood center, JCCC can set you on a path to obtain valuable Kansas- or Missouri-approved in-service hours. However, our Early Childhood Education classes are about much more than fulfilling in-service hours. You’ll learn to equip your students to be lifelong learners and passionate explorers of the world around them.

JCCC offers many different Early Childhood Education courses, including:

  • Cultivating Creative Mindsets in the Toddler and Preschool Classroom
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)
  • Let’s Have Fun with Nutrition
  • Mindfulness and Movement: Strategies for a Calmer and Happier Learning Environment
  • Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons

We also offer the Equipping Children for Success Series with classes that focus on:

  • Academic and emotional coaching
  • Rituals, routings, and praise
  • Setting limits and responding to misbehavior
  • The brain and behavior

Our Early Childhood Education classes are designed to provide teachers with the training and knowledge needed to stay up to date on the most effective teaching practices for emotional, social, and intellectual development.

Why choose JCCC Continuing Education Early Childhood Education courses?

Our Continuing Education Early Childhood Education classes help teachers to expand their skills and better serve their young students. Here are some things that set us apart from other Early Childhood Education in-service hour options:

  • We’re experienced. Our instructors are knowledgeable industry professionals with thorough knowledge and experience in Early Childhood Education.
  • We’re up-to-date. Our material is relevant, and our instructors are in the know of industry trends. Both the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Professional Development have approved JCCC’s Early Childhood Education classes to fulfill in-service hour requirements.
  • We’re flexible. We offer our Early Childhood Education classes in both face-to-face and online formats.
  • We’re convenient. Many of our in-person Early Childhood Education classes are offered in the evenings, so you can easily fit time into your busy schedule.
  • We’re affordable. Costs for our Early Childhood Education classes are reasonable and usually less than other area training centers.
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