Early Childhood Education

What is Early Childhood Education? (ECED)

Metropolitan Community College's Early Childhood Education program strives to prepare student for the early childhood workforce. The program is designed to continuously improve practices and methodology in preparing effective, dedicated and competent early childhood educators.


MCC's Early Childhood program is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Associate Degree Programs. This ensure the MCC Early Childhood Program meets high standards in the preparation of early childhood educators. 

Articulation Agreement with Creighton University

A to B Articulation Agreement

Is It For You?

Early Childhood is a fast growing field that needs Early Childhood Educators. If you agree to the following statements then the MCC Early Childhood Education Program is for you.

  • You want to be a positive role model for young children.  
  • You are committed to supporting the academic and social development of young children.
  • You want to learn best practices with hands on experiences in knowing and understanding working with young children and families. 
  • You want to be an advocate for the Early Childhood field.
  •  You are passionate about Early Childhood.
  • You enjoy a career where every day is unique and exciting. 

Jobs and Salary Expectations

Average wage information can be found at

Program Faculty

Degree Requirements

Course Descriptions

Please check the catalog for course descriptions.

Credit Classes and Registration

ECED Practicum Information

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "Prepares students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation."  The following are Gainful Employment program(s), meaning they are certificate program(s) that are intended to lead directly to employment." We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Early Childhood Educator - Assistant (ECTC1) - Certificate of Achievement
Early Childhood Generalist (ECGSD) - Career Certificate
Early Childhood Educator Director (ECDCC) - Career Certificate