Early Childhood Education

Child care is an in-demand profession with financial incentives to help a new business get started. Being an early childhood education professional is a rewarding career that allows the opportunity to be your own boss, connect with children, and impact the future. In fact, for someone who loves children, it may not feel like a job at all.

Program Options


Admission Requirements:

  • Completing the Application for Admission
  • Sending Official High School, GED and/or College Transcripts to FHTC
  • Being at least a High School Junior, High School Graduate or Having a GED Certificate
  • Having a 2.5 GPA


  • Obtaining Minimum Placement Score on:
  • ACCUPLACER NEXT-GEN scores: Sentence Structure-236; Reading-236;
  • Arithmetic-236 OR Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, Statistics-236;
  • OR
  • ACCUPLACER: Sentence Skills-41; Reading-43; Elementary Algebra-35;
  • Arithmetic-47; OR
  • ACT: English-11; Reading-13; Math-15

Health Assessment and Negative TB Skin Test Result (
use form CCL.009)

  • Must be performed by a licensed physician or a nurse trained to perform health assessments

Background Check  –
See Instructions here 


Technical Certificate:

ECE 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (KCOG ECE1010) 3
ECE 101 Child Nutrition, Health and Safety 3
ECE 102 Child Development and Care 3
ECE 103 Building Relationships with Families and Communities 3
HHS 268 FA/Heart Saver  (KCOG HSC1040) 2
PY100 Introduction to Psychology 3
PY 150 Developmental Psychology (KCOG PSY2020) 3
ECE 150 Creative Play for Child Development 3
ECE 151 Teaching and Caring for the Exceptional Child 3
ECE 152 Interaction Techniques in Early Childhood Settings 3
ECE 153 Childcare Internship I 2
  General Ed Oral Communications 3
Total Technical Certification Hours 34

Associate in Applied Science:

PY  200 Childhood Growth & Development (KCOG PSY2030) 3
ECE 200 Laws, Regulations, and Operations of a Childcare Facility 3
ECE 201 Supervision & Management in Child Care Facilities 3
  General Education (Recommend 2 courses) 7-8
ECE 250 Early Numeracy and Science 3
ECE 251 Early Childhood Language and Literacy 3
ECE 252 Childcare Internship II 3
  General Ed (Recommend 2 courses) 6
Total Associates Hours 65

Required General Education Course Options:

English for Tech Professions or Composition I 3
Interpersonal Communications or Public Speaking 3
College Algebra or Essentials Math 3
Physical Science, Biology w/ Lab, Chemistry with Lab 4-5
Introduction to Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology 3


Career Opportunities

Technical Certification 

  • Family Child Care Assistant
  • Childcare Worker
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant/ Para Educator
  • Head Start/ Early Start Assistant
  • After School Care
  • Nanny

Associate’s Degree

  • Family Child Care Educator
  • Childcare Administrator/ Director
  • Preschool Manager / Director
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Head Start/ Early Start Teacher
  • Learning & Development Coordinator
  • Continue to Bachelor’s Degree

Program Faculty

Nancy Robinson
Nancy Robinson

Early Childhood Education Instructor

Program Information & Resources

ECE Cost Sheet 23-24 View Document
ECE High school Students 23-24 View Document