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Early Childhood Education Program


Ellen Neff

(208) 732-6870

Evin Fox

(208) 732-6872

Program Overview

The Early Childhood Program, through a combination of classroom time and hands-on practicum, is designed to develop the skills, competencies, and knowledge necessary to provide quality care and education for typical and atypical children from ages 0-8. This program also prepares individuals for assessment for the nationally recognized Child Development Associate credential. Employment opportunities include such areas as child care, preschool teaching, kindergarten and primary school teacher’s aide, and Head Start family educator. The Associate of Arts degree articulates into Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Education/Special Education programs at Idaho’s four-year universities for those students desiring to teach children in kindergarten through grade 3.

Admission Requirements

  • Early Childhood Education Admissions application
  • An interview with an Early childhood Education Program advisor
  • Health questionnaire, proof of immunizations, and TB clearance
  • Idaho Health and Welfare Criminal records background check
  • Current CPR certification or HLTH 150

Exit Requirement: Upon completion of the ITC, AAS, and AA degree, students will be prepared to take the NOCTI exam before graduating.

Sample Career Opportunities:

  • Preschool Teachers

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices

Gainful Employment

The following majors are included in this program:

This information provided in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about Gainful Employment can be found at