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    Early Childhood Education program.
    For the love of - Children
    You'll be well-prepared with hands-on classroom experience and coursework.
    Placement
    Early Childhood Education program.
    For the love of - Children
    You'll be well-prepared with hands-on classroom experience and coursework.
    Placement
    Early Childhood Education program.
    For the love of - Children
    You'll be well-prepared with hands-on classroom experience and coursework.
    Placement
    Crystal Kozak.
    Faculty Spotlight - Crystal Kozak
    Being a quality early childhood educator means teaching children in hands-on ways.
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Early Childhood Education

  •  Estimated Cost: $11,729

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Lincoln / Online

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring / Summer

    Awards Offered: AA / AAS / Cert / Diploma

    Program Description

    You can have a meaningful impact on the future through your work with young children. Our Early Childhood Education program prepares you to teach children and strengthen families in various early care and educational settings. You will create and teach in learning environments where children grow into self-confident, socially adept individuals who can succeed in today’s rapidly changing world.

    We designed this program to prepare you to work directly with children from birth to age 8. Our courses are taught in classroom and lab settings that are exploratory and experiential in nature. You will understand child development, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and methods for supporting a child’s learning when you complete the program. The cornerstones of our program are inclusionary practices and understanding the important role of the family.

    You will be a successful educator if you:

    • have the ability to plan developmentally responsive programs for children and their families
    • are a caring person with an accepting attitude
    • have strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • are self-aware and accept diversity
    • have skills in critical thinking
    • have the ability to perform physically demanding work, including lifting and getting up and down from the floor

    You can start the Early Childhood Education program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    A Criminal Background Check will be required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the CBC, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for the CBC.

    Our Early Childhood Education program prepares you to work with children and families in diverse and inclusive early care and education settings. Recent graduates reported an average salary of $24,232. Career options include:

    • Assistant Preschool Teacher
    • Child Care Center Assistant
    • Teacher/Owner
    • Infant Teacher
    • Lead Teacher
    • Library Aid
    • Preschool Co-Teacher or Lead Teacher
    • Professional Nanny
    • Teacher Assistant
    • Toddler Specialist

    HigherEdSeal-webThe Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC®)
    1313 L St. NW, Suite 500
    Washington, D.C. 20005
    202-232-8777 | 800-424-2460
    help@naeyc.org

    Number of Program Completers

    Academic YearNumber of program completers% of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion)% of program completers who were attending part-time (at the time of completion)
    2015-20162214%86%
    2016-20171915%85%
    2017-20182714%86%

    Program Completion Rate

    Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time students enrolled at the institution (select three sequential years)Percentage of those students who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframePercentage of those students who completed the program within 100%, 200% (twice) or 300% (three times) of the published timeframe (Please circle or underline the indicator above on which the program will report.)
    Fall 201214.0% (7/50)18.0% (9/50)
    Fall 20136.0% (3/50)8.0% (4/50)
    Fall 201411.3% (6/53)17.0% (9/53)

    Program graduates employed or pursuing further education

    Academic YearNumber of GraduatesNumber of Graduates (and % of total) who are employed in the early childhood profession within one year of graduationNumber of Graduates (and % of total) who are pursuing further education in the early childhood profession within one year of graduation
    20161715 (88%)2 (12%)
    20172724 (89%)1 (12%)
    20182625 (95%)1 (5%)
    Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Crystal Kozak, Program Director
    402-437-2455
    800-642-4075 ext. 2455
    ckozak@southeast.edu

    Jame Cartwright, Instructor
    402-437-4708
    800-642-4075 ext. 4708
    jcartwright@southeast.edu

    Susan Curry, Instructor
    402-437-2456
    800-642-4075 ext. 2456
    scurry@southeast.edu

    Jodi Johnson, Instructor
    402-437-2458
    800-642-4075 ext. 2458
    jjohnson@southeast.edu

    Kym Wallingford, Instructor
    402-437-2457
    800-642-4075 ext. 2457
    kwallingford@southeast.edu

    Janeen Ward, Instructor
    402-437-2452
    800-642-4075 ext. 2452
    jward@southeast.edu

    Stacey Zimmerle, Instructor
    402-437-2401
    800-642-4075 ext. 2401
    szimmerle@southeast.edu

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