Early Childhood Education
Early childhood educators enjoy a rewarding career helping the youngest children grow, learn and gain new skills. They facilitate learning and experiences that advance the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of the children in their care.
Once You Complete the Program
After completing the program, graduates seek employment in private and public child care centers; in classroom settings such as pre-kindergarten, Head Start centers, kindergarten, early grades in elementary schools, and private nursery schools and preschools (with typically developing children and children with developmental delays and disabilities); in home settings working with students and their families in Early Head Start, family and group child care homes, and in private household child care.
Early Childhood Education A.S.
Gain management and technical skills in many high-demand career fields, with the option to continue toward a Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.
Technical (College Credit) Certificates
Earn valuable Technical (College Credit) Certificates at the same time you’re completing an A.S. Degree—get double the value and additional credentials by completing these blocks of courses. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.
Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs build increasingly sophisticated skills in 150-hour modules. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.