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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..

Accreditation

MCC's Early Childhood program is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Associate Degree Programs, which means it was required to meet high standards in the preparation of early childhood education employees. 

Articulation Agreement with Creighton University

A to B Articulation Agreement

Is It For You?

Do you enjoy working with young children?

Jobs and Salary Expectations

Average wage information can be found at bls.gov/oes/current/oes211093.htm.

Program Faculty

Program Descriptions

  • The Early Childhood Educator - Assistant program provides training/learning opportunities for paraprofessionals that assist head teachers in carrying out various responsibilities. These responsibilities include planning and organizing activities and the care of young children. The individual who is considering going into the field of early childhood education should be aware that checks with the Adult and Child Abuse Registries are conducted before employment is offered. Such checks are also done on an individual enrolled in practicum courses. This practice is consistent with Nebraska State Statutes.

  • Students who wish to study specific early childhood education content and demonstrates specific skills, can earn this diploma by completing the following courses.

  • Students who wish to study specific early childhood education content and demonstrate specific skills, can earn this diploma by completing the following courses. Additionally, the Spanish courses will provide an introductory background of Spanish usage in the early childhood classroom.

  • Students who wish to study specific early childhood education content and demonstrate specific skills, can earn this diploma by completing the following courses. Additionally, the sign language courses will give the student a basic background of the usage of sign language in the early childhood classroom.

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