IECE program page.

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

If you love children, you've come to the right place!

In the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) program you will gain insight into the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of children from birth through age five. You will learn about child growth and development, health, safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement. 

What are my career choices?

Once you graduate, some of the employment opportunities available will be in public and private preschools, early childcare educational settings, Head Start programs, early intervention programs and corporate-sponsored child care facilities.

Can I specialize my degree, diploma or certificate options?

You can choose the specific program that best matches your interest and needs, whether it's an associate degree or certificate.

Associate in Applied Science

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education


  • Child Care Assistant (meets Child Development Associate [CDA] requirements)
  • Early Childhood Administrator
  • Kentucky Child Care Provider

What are the admission requirements?

There is a selective admission process for the Associate of Applied Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education degree program. Please consult ECTC’s college admission requirements for information on how to enroll in the college and apply for this program.

Other Important Information

In order to stay in good standing and not be dropped from the IECE program, you must earn a grade of “C” or better in each IECE course and maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale).

Where do I start?

A good place to start is with the Online Advising Manual.  This link gives you the information you need to learn more about the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Program.


Contact Information

KCTCS/Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Counseling Center
RPC 1st Floor Room 106
610 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8803

Program Coordinator:
Martha Page
(270) 706-8499 or Toll free: (877) 246-2322, Ext. 68499
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