Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Academy will help you learn how to make an impact on the next generation of learners. Classes focus on the care and education of young children where you will gain knowledge about child development, nutrition, safety, and appropriate childhood curriculum and environments.

The four classes of this Academy will prepare you to apply for a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) which can be gained through the Council for Professional Recognition: www.cdacouncil.org. .

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Available at:

ECE-170: Child Growth and Development

EDU-119: Behavior Management

ECE-133: Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition

ECE-243: Early Childhood Guidance

Exact courses may vary. Contact your high school counselor or nearest Kirkwood location for full details.

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found here.