Do you have a playful spirit and enjoy working with young children? Are you curious about how children grow and learn? Then working in childcare or early childhood education may be the career for you!
The Early Childhood Education program at KBOCC is a two year program of study leading to an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Education. Students may also complete college credit for CDA certification in Preschool, Infant/Toddler or Home Visitor while completing the A.A.S. requirements.
The program provides students with the educational background necessary to implement developmentally appropriate practices as a high quality professional. The KBOCC program includes content in child development, nutrition, health and safety, children with special needs, assessment of young children, working with families, child guidance and administration in Early Childhood Education settings.
Early Childhood Education teachers work in a variety of settings. These settings include private and public childcare programs, Head Start, and pre-Kindergarten programs. Responsibilities include maintaining a safe and healthy environment, planning and implementing the daily program, completing developmental assessments on young children, and communicating with families
KBOCC offers you advantages that you won’t find elsewhere, including:
- A department chair and instructor with experience in Early Childhood settings
- Small, engaging classes that emphasize practical application of content knowledge
- Instructors who recognize and value the uniqueness of each student
- A college community that celebrates and respects cultural diversity with an emphasis on Native American culture
- Opportunities to gain practical experience in culturally diverse settings, such as Tribal Head Start