| ECE-103 ||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
| ECE-133 ||Child Health, Safety and Nutrition||3|
| ECE-158 ||Early Childhood Curriculum I||3|
| ECE-243 ||Early Childhood Guidance||3|
| EDU-110 ||Exploring Teaching||3|
| EDU-119 ||Behavior Management||3|
Total Program Hours 18
These courses are aligned with the Child Development Association competencies. In addition to recieving Kirkwood's Early Childhood Education Paraeducator certificate, candidates are eligible for Iowa paraeducator certification at Generalist and Area of Concentration — Early Childhood Education. The Iowa paraeducator certification is issued by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to candidates who have met requirements and completed the application process.