Apr 15, 2024  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024

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Early Childhood, Diploma

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Offered at Main Campus and Online

The Early Childhood, Diploma option begins each Fall term. This program is designed to provide the flexibility needed for currently-employed early childhood professionals. All courses are available in online and face-to-face formats, making it convenient for the working student. This course schedule identifies courses that are available online.  Students must complete entry-level courses prior to enrolling in advanced courses. State and national criminal background, child abuse record checks are required prior to the field experiences.

To apply for the Early Childhood, Diploma option, complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following:  ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Promote child development and learning.
  2. Build family and community relationships.
  3. Observe, document, and assess to support young children and families.
  4. Use developmentally effective approaches to learning.
  5. Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum for young children.
  6. Become a professional in the early childhood field.
Program Total: 34 Credits

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