As a graduate from this program you will be prepared to participate in the development, management, and evaluation of early childhood programs as well as in the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum for children from birth through age eight. The program emphasizes skills needed to support cultural, linguistic, and ability diverse children and their families.

Employment opportunities include lead teacher, assistant teacher, director, site manager, and in-home child care owner.

To register or if you have questions:

Nancy McMahon
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,480.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,545.00 *
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 Education | AAS

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-772 Applied Math OR 3
MAT-117 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
ECE-215 Home, School & Comm Relations 3
ECE-262 Early Childhood Field Experience 3
ECE-287 Exceptional Learner 3
EDU-220 Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher OR 3
CLS-212 Diversity 3
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication OR 3
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics 3
ECE-246 Observation and Assessment 4
ECE-290 Early Childhood Program Administration 3
ECE-113 Portfolio Development II 1
ECE-932 Internship 2
LIT-105 Children's Literature 3
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom 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

Advisory Board

Kim Burrack Sioux City Schools
JoAnn Gieselman Siouxland Human Investment Partnership
Kerri Hall Siouxland Human Investment Partnership
Jane Heider Mary Elizabeth Child Care & Preschool
Erika Fuentes Crittenton Center/Stella Sanford Child Dev Ctr
Jenna Andrews Beyond the Bell
Monique Ortiz Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc
Rachael Ostermyer Community Action Agency of Siouxland
Jessa Grosenheider Buena Vista University
Jennifer Weber Western Iowa Tech Community College