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  • Early Childhood Education CDA Process - Certificate (CT)
Ivy Tech Community College - Lake County (Gary Campus)
Ivy Tech Community College
3491 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409
Staff Approved


Early Childhood Education Program Standard:A qualified faculty member in early childhood education meets the program standard through:1. Possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in early childhood education, child development; or2. Possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution with 18 graduate credit hours in courses closely related to early childhood education and development, with academic preparation appropriate to the course and /or specialty being taught; and3. Possesses one of the following:a) Professional certification in the field; orb) Two years of directly related work experience in the field of early childhood - birth through age 8.ECED 105 Course StandardA qualified faculty member teaching ECED 105 meets the Early Childhood Education (ECED) program standard and holds a CDA Professional Development Specialist credential

The Early Childhood Education (ECED) Program embraces the concept that children’s learning is more meaningful while engaging in classroom activities. Students explore concepts supported by best practice and theory in ECED through the creation of hands on learning experiences and curriculum that meet the needs of young children ages 0-8 yrs. The ECED program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC has high standards which focus on providing high quality educational and developmental experiences for children birth through age 8. The Early Childhood Education program focuses on early child growth and development including adult-child relationships. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills and techniques for providing appropriate environments and care for young children. Instruction is provided in the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive areas of early childhood. Students will develop competencies through classroom instruction, observation, and participation in early education and care settings. Whether students are engaging in on-campus lab experiences, or participating in community learning opportunities, students have many opportunities to practice and analyze their emerging skills through observation and hands-on work with community mentors and faculty. In practicum experiences, students engage in in-depth exploration of concepts, analyze new-found knowledge by practice with groups of children, as well as fellow students and community members. Students build their sense of "community" by participating in various service learning opportunities embedded in course content as well as various field experience opportunities. These experiences provide students with opportunities to engage with community leaders on issues related to Early Childhood Education. Displayed pricing is based on full-time enrollment. For more information about the Ivy+ banded tuition model, please go to:https://www.ivytech.edu/tuition/index.html

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Ivy Tech does not have a deadline for admission. Our 8-week class sessions start throughout the year—in January, March, June, August, and October—and there is no hard deadline for applying for any of the start dates. It's important, though, to apply early enough that you'll be able to complete all the degree planning, financial aid, and registration activities that need to happen before your first day. We recommend you apply about one month before you intend to start classes. See upcoming start dates >>



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  • Day,Evening,Weekend,Online
  • 1 year(s)
  • 18 academic credit hours
  • 100%

Financial Information

    • $425.00
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    • $0.00
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Financial Aid

Financial Aid:

  • Federal Gift Aid (Pell Grant)
  • Federal Student Loan (Stafford)
  • G. I. Bill
  • Institutional Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • Local Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • State Financial Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • Work Study Programs
  • No
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