Early Childhood Education

Program Number: 10-307-1
School Year: 2021-2022
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid

The Early Childhood Education associate degree program at Moraine Park prepares students to work as teachers and caregivers in two years.

About the Program

For students in the Early Childhood Education program, no day will be alike. Students in the program balance both academic coursework and practical experience, gaining hands-on experience at local child care centers. Students gain practice guiding child behavior and working cooperatively with staff and parents. This program has daytime courses offered at our Fond du Lac campus and evening courses offered at our West Bend campus, with some courses available online.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Early Childhood Education program learn to care for and educate children while playing a key role in children's development. Graduates will know how to maintain a clean and safe environment, as well as plan educational activities and assess child growth and progress. Graduates of the program are prepared to work with children from birth to 8-year age range and are well-prepared for a variety of Early Childhood Education jobs.

Scholarships may be available for students who are employed in a licensed child care center or a licensed or certified family child care program. Applicants must have the support of their employer and possess a high school diploma or GED. Scholarships for the Early Childhood Administrative Credential Certificate are available through the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association T.E.A.C.H. program.

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
307-110 ECE: Social Studies, Art, Music and Movement 3
307-151 ECE: Infant and Toddler Development 3
307-167 ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
307-174 ECE: Introductory Practicum 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 College 101 2
Total 17
Semester 2
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
307-108 ECE: Early Language and Literacy 3
307-148 ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
307-175 ECE: Preschool Practicum 3
 - OR - 
307-177 ECE: Intermediate Practicum 3
307-179 ECE: Child Development 3
307-188 ECE: Guiding Children's Behavior 3
Total 16
Semester 3
307-112 ECE: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 3
307-175 ECE: Preschool Practicum 3
 - OR - 
307-177 ECE: Intermediate Practicum 3
307-187 ECE: Children With Differing Abilities 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
 - OR - 
806-1xx Science Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 15
Semester 4
307-195 ECE: Family and Community Relationships 3
307-199 ECE: Advanced Practicum 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 15
Total Credits 63