Early Childhood Education

2-4 Semesters
Pathway Title Early Childhood Education
High School Courses Early Childhood Education I,II
Industry Certifications CPR/First Aid
Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
Internships and Work Experiences   MACC Preschool: Students operate the MACC preschool three days each week.
First Year: Students participate in a six-week educational internship.
Second year: Eligible seniors participate in a semester long internship. 

What will I be learning in this college/career pathway?  

Sing songs, run on the playground, play dress up, and read Dr. Seuss in the MACC's Early Childhood Education program. Students in this program not only learn about educating young children, they run their own preschool on-site three days a week. Students prepare lessons and lead activities while learning the fundamentals of the field, including:
  • Child development
  • Basic health and safety principles
  • Lesson planning
  • Management and operation of child care centers
  • Indiana licensing and regulation requirements
  • Components of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential

What career options will this program prepare me to pursue? 
Teacher Assistant MACC Graduate $22,620 avg.
Preschool Teacher Community College $26,900 avg.
Preschool Administrator 4-year College $41,820 avg.
Elementary Teacher 4-year College  $49,250 avg.