Graduating from this program will prepare you to provide early childhood education services in structured center or home environment for children from birth to age eight. The program emphasizes developmentally appropriate activities across developmental domains, guidance techniques and beginning observation skills.

The early childhood field has a demand for qualified persons. You will be qualified to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in childcare centers, in-home environments, and before and after school programs.

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To register or if you have questions:

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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $6,528.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,562.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Early Childhood Studies | Dipl

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ECE 103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 112 Portfolio Development I 1
ECE 170 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3
ENG 105 Composition I OR 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology OR  3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
ECE 133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ECE 159 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3
ECE 221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3
ECE 243 Early Childhood Guidance 3
ECE 241 Early Childhood Lab 2
MAT 117 Math for Elementary Teachers OR 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Weber
Administrative Program Coordinator
712.274.8733 Ext. 1389
Sioux City Campus, Room A22L
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Assoc Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education
712.274.8733 Ext. 3217
Sioux City Campus, Room B107

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