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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, AAS

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Campus: Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive background in early childhood education. Meaningful, on-site, practical experiences along with lecture, hands-on learning and theory round out the basic education provided.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Early Childhood Education program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate positive guidance techniques with children.
  2. Write developmentally appropriate lesson plans for young children.
  3. Critique ethical behaviors of an early learning teacher in an early learning environment.
  4. Analyze personal ethical behaviors while teaching young children.
  5. Construct a safe and healthy learning space in compliance with ADA regulations.
  6. Describe positive relationships between families, early learning environments, and community partners.
  7. Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace, which includes dependability, responsibility, and working with all stakeholders respectfully. 

Plan of Study

Term Total: 18.00 Credits

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Term 3 - Summer

Term Total: 2.00 Credits

Term Total: 17.00 Credits

Term 5

Term Total: 14.00 Credits

Early Childhood Education, AAS Total: 66.00 Credits

Early Childhood Electives


1 CDA Certification Coursework

2 Students may be subject to release of information and criminal background check by each cooperative site prior to beginning their work cooperative experience.

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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