Community Colleges - Des Moines Area Community College

Community Colleges - Des Moines Area Community College

12 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Community Colleges Name of College: Des Moines Area Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Delora J. Hade djhade@dmacc.edu Phone: 515.964.6502 FAX: 515.964.6448 or Amanda Magie ajmagie@dmacc.edu Phone: 515.964.6424 FAX: 515.964.6448 Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: finaid@dmacc.edu Phone: 515.964.6282 FAX: 515.965.7124 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Phone: 515.964.6200 (general admissions) Phone:515.965.7337 (admissions processing) Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Phone: 515.964.6800 FAX: 515.965.7054 Mailing Address of College: 2006 S Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA 50023 College Website: www.dmacc.edu Early Childhood Program Website: www.dmacc.edu/programs/earlychildhood Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: NA Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.S. Early Childhood Education 35 66 Diploma in Early Childhood Education 27 36 Certificate of Specialization in Early Childhood Education 13 13 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? Yes  Once the student completes 12 credits at DMACC then 13 credits are awarded with application for credit by alternative certification.

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 13 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? Yes Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program: Program Entry Requirements for certificate and diploma:  Complete an application for admission  Satisfy the assessment requirement  Attend any required information/registration session Program Entry Requirements for A.S.:  Complete an application for admission  Satisfy the assessment requirement  Attend any required information/registration session  Proficiency in English with one of the following:  ACT score on the English subtest of 14 or above  A minimum COMPASS writing score of 38  Completion of ENG 060 College Prep Writing I with a grade of “B” or higher  Proficiency in reading with one of the following:  ACT score on the reading subtest of 14 or above  A minimum COMPASS reading score of 61  Completion of RDG 038 College Prep Reading I with a grade of “B” or higher Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses):  COMPASS  Some of the courses have prerequisites Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. Yes  Urban campus Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year: Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 45 45 15 Average number of EC courses offered online: 10 9 6

14 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): Varies Varies 4 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 7 7 4 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 1 - 2 1- 2 1-2 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share?

Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE 103 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Child Health, Safety and Nutrition ECE 133 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Early Childhood Curriculum I ECE 158 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Child Growth and Development ECE 170 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Infant/Toddler Care & Education ECE 221 3 Spring, Summer Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $136 per credit hour $272 per credit hour Evening $136 per credit hour $272 per credit hour Part-time student $136 per credit hour $272 per credit hour Full-time student $136 per credit hour $272 per credit hour Online $136 per credit hour $272 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts.  Online Course Fee: $25 per credit  Web-Blended Course Fee: $10 per credit  TV Course Fee: $30 per course  Computer Lab Fee for Selected Courses: Market Rate per course  Music Fee (Piano/Instrumental): Market Rate per course  Late/Reregistration Fee: $25  Returned Check Fee:$30 Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated: Unknown Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence?  Some courses have prerequisites Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: NA

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 15 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year:  No data available for that year Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. Yes  We are considering the addition of more online courses. Articulation and Life Experience Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements. Yes  Iowa State University  Upper Iowa University  Drake University Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement.

No Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year? 83 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? Yes Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how? Yes  International students must indicate type of Visa.  Students must submit proof of immigration to apply for residency status.

Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? No Are students encouraged or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)? Membership in professional organization is encouraged. What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others? Mentoring that is available through on-campus lab experiences Number of permanent-full-time faculty

16 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Eastern Iowa Community College District Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Heather Anderson handerson@eicc.edu Phone: 563.441.4354 FAX: 563.441.4305 Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Jeannine Ingelson jingelson@eicc.edu Phone: 563.441.4046 FAX: 563.441.4044 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Cathy Langdon clangdon@eicc.edu Phone: 563.441.4003 FAX: 563.441.4101 Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Arnie Thode athode@eicc.edu Phone: 563.441.4131 FAX 563.441.4018 Mailing Address of College: 500 Belmont Rd. Bettendorf, IA 52722 College Website: www.eicc.edu Early Childhood Program Website: http://www.eicc.edu/future-students/our -programs/ece/ Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: Yes Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.A.S. Early Childhood Education 39 66-67 Diploma in Early Childhood Education 18 33 Certificate in Early Childhood Education 15 18 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes  The coursework is marked and the clock hour comes under the ECE 910: Field Experience class. Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? Yes  If the student brings us the CDA certificate that was earned through our continuing education department the college will award 18 college credits  College credit is awarded as soon as the student and advisor file the credit for prior learning paperwork and the student pays the filing fee.

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 17 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete application  Request transcripts for previous education  High school diploma or equivalent Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses):  Students required to take ACT or COMPASS assessment  Completion of assessments recommended prior to registering in ECE courses  Developmental courses may be taken at the same time as ECE courses  Developmental courses must be taken and completed before certificates, diplomas, or degrees awarded  Advising provided to help students determine best course choices based on their individual assessment scores Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. Yes  Muscatine Community College Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year:  Resident: $128 per credit hour  Non-resident: $192 per credit hour  Online: $150 per credit hour Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 6 4 1 Average number of EC courses offered online: 5 5 5 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 0 0 5 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 3 2 0 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0

18 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share? Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE 103 3 All No Child Health, Safety and Nutrition ECE 133 3 All No Early Childhood Curriculum I ECE 158 3 All No Early Childhood Curriculum II ECE 159 3 All No Child Growth and Development ECE 170 3 All No Infant and Toddler Care and Education ECE 221 3 All No Early Childhood Guidance ECE 243 3 All No Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $128 per credit hour $192 per credit hour Evening $128 per credit hour $192 per credit hour Part-time student $128 per credit hour $192 per credit hour Full-time student $128 per credit hour $192 per credit hour Online $150 per credit hour $150 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts.  Cost for CDA credit hours placed on transcript: $9 per credit hour Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated:  On campus: yearly  Online: every semester Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence? Yes Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 30 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year:  A.A.S. degrees: 10 Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. None Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

We have course equivalency guides with:  University of Northern Iowa  University of Iowa  Iowa State University All courses transfer, some transfer as electives. Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. No

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 19 Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”?  We have something called Credit for Prior Learning.  They must see me and submit either a portfolio that demonstrates their knowledge and/or experience or take a “test- out” option that I create and grade.  They must achieve at least a 70% on the test and then pay $50 to take the test.  I assess the portfolio also. Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year?

4 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? No Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how? Unknown Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? Yes Are student members encouraged or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)? Yes What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others?  The instructors work very closely with individual students and develop a wonderful relationship with them.

 We feel this strongly correlates with the success that our students achieve.  We also work closely with their job site to ensure a high quality field experience.  Our community members know us and our students have good reputations in the field.

20 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Hawkeye Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Jane Huebner jane.huebner@hawkeyecollege.edu Phone: 319.296.2320 EXT 1431 FAX: 319.296.1143 or Tami McCoy tami.mccoy@hawkeyecollege.edu Phone: 319.296.2320 EXT 1298 FAX: 319.296.1143 Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Gisella Baker gisella.baker@hawkeyecollege.edu Phone: 319.296.2320 FAX: 319.296.4495 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Dave Ball dave.ball@hawkeyecollege.edu Phone: 319.296.2320 FAX: 319.296.1651 Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Pat East pat.east@hawkeyecollege.edu Phone: 319.296.2320 FAX: 319.266.6772 Mailing Address of College: P.O. Box 8015 1501 E Orange Rd.

Waterloo, IA 50704 College Website: www.hawkeyecollege.edu Early Childhood Program Website: www.hawkeyecollege.edu/academics/programs /education/earlychildhoodeducation Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: No Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.A.S. Early Childhood Education 46 61 Diploma in Early Childhood Education 24 33 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? Only if credit hours were through another community college or regent institution. There is some discussion taking place on allowing this type of credit award being used but nothing is in place at this time.

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 21 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete online application  Request transcripts for previous education  High school diploma or equivalent  Meet cut score on COMPASS or ACT Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses): Must meet cut scores in:  Reading  Writing  Math Based on COMPASS or ACT scores Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. No Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year:  Resident: $141  Non-Resident: $166 Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 13 14 1 Average number of EC courses offered online: 0 0 0 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 4-6 4-6 1-2 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 4-6 4-6 1-2 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share?

All ECE night courses are offered in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face components.

22 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non- Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $141 per credit hour $166 per credit hour Evening $141 per credit hour $166 per credit hour Part-time student $141 per credit hour $166 per credit hour Full-time student $141 per credit hour $166 per credit hour Online $141 per credit hour $166 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts.  Student fee: $2 per credit hour  Computer fee: $4 per credit hour Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated:  Twice per year  1 day section  1 night section Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence? Yes Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 40 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: 22 Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. No Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

Yes  Upper Iowa University  ECE endorsement on their BA degree in Pre-K – 3rd grade Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. No Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year? 12 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? Yes Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? Unknown Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how?

Yes  On entrance form

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 23 Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? Yes  We have an Education Club which is open to ECE and transfer EDU students. Are students encouraged or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)? Yes What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others?  We have 2 semester long field placements for students.  256 hours spent in the field are completed with those who obtain the 2 year degree allowing students hands-on time with infants- preschoolers.

 We have an accredited by NAEYC childcare center on campus.

24 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Indian Hills Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Gina Buttikofer gina.buttikofer@indianhills.edu Phone: 641.683.5317 Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Potential students with questions in any of these areas are to contact the One Stop Office. The contact number to be used is 641.683.5262 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Potential students with questions in any of these areas are to contact the One Stop Office. The contact number to be used is 641.683.5262 Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Potential students with questions in any of these areas are to contact the One Stop Office. The contact number to be used is 641.683.5262 Mailing Address of College: 525 Grandview Ave. Ottumwa, IA 52501 College Website: www.indianhills.edu Early Childhood Program Website: http://www.indianhills.edu/courses/health /earlychildhood.html Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: No Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.A.S. Early Childhood Associate 39 74 Diploma as Child Care Technician 25 38 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes  We offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance.

Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? Yes  We award the student 12 credit hours. Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): Yes If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 25 Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete application  Request transcripts for previous education  Must meet ACT or Compass Test score requirement Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses):  ACT or COMPASS Assessment required  Completion of assessments must be completed prior to registering in ECE courses  Developmental courses are not required – just suggested  Requirements related to developmental course work are under revision  Advising provided to help students determine best course choices based on their individual assessment scores Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. No Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year: Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 4 4 2 Average number of EC courses offered online: 3 3 3 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 0 0 0 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 0 0 0 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share?

Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE 103 3 Fall, Summer Home and School Relationships ECE 131 3 Summer Child Health, Safety and Nutrition ECE 133 3 Spring Early Childhood Curriculum II ECE 159 3 Fall Child Growth and Development ECE 170 3 Fall Early Childhood Guidance ECE 243 3 Spring, Summer

26 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $149 per credit hour $224 per credit hour Evening $149 per credit hour $224 per credit hour Part-time student $149 per credit hour $224 per credit hour Full-time student $149 per credit hour $224 per credit hour Online $149 per credit hour $224 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts.  Fees vary by course Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated:  First year courses offered twice per year  Once in classroom  Once online Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence?  Several early childhood courses have prerequisites Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 30 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year:  Early childhood Associate: 12  Child Care Technician Diploma: 11 Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. No Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

We have course equivalency guides with:  University of Northern Iowa  University of Iowa  Iowa State University All courses transfer, some transfer as electives. We also have agreements with:  Buena Vista University  William Penn University  Iowa Wesleyan College Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. Yes, we are currently working on agreements with:  Iowa State University  Graceland University Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year?

4 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? Yes

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 27 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how? Yes  They need to provide a copy of their Alien Registration Card Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? Yes  There is an EC Club Are students encouraged or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)?

 Students are informed of NAEYC membership, but not required to join. What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others?  The IHCC EC Program is NAEYC Accredited  The program philosophy supports play-based learning and meaningful curriculum which students are provided first-hand experience with in the designated classroom.  The Campus Child Development Center provides frequent and convenient access to an early childhood facility for observation and practice of teaching strategies.  Students have scheduling flexibility with online and traditional course formats.

 The campus and essential services are easily accessed.

28 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Iowa Lakes Community College Key Contact Persons in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Jamie L. Christensen jlchristensen@iowalakes.edu Phone: 712.852.5268 FAX: 712.852.2152 or Melissa Regelstad mregelstad@iowalakes.edu Phone: 712.852.5289 FAX: 712.852.2152 Key Contact Person(s) in Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Steve Pelzer spelzer@iowalakes.edu Phone: 712.362.7917 Phone: 712.852.5276 FAX: 712.852.2152 Key Contact Person(s) in Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Anne Stansbury Johnson ajohnson@iowalakes.edu Phone: 800.346.6018 Phone: 712.852.5254 FAX: 712.852.2152 Key Contact Person in Registrar’s Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Barb Grandstaff bgrandstaff@iowalakes.edu Phone: 712.362.7923 FAX: 712.852.2152 Mailing Address of College: 3200 College Dr. Emmetsburg, IA 50536 College Website: www.iowalakes.edu Early Childhood Program Website: http://www.iowalakes.edu/academic_programs /programs_of_study/social__human_servies /early_childhood_education Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: Yes Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.S. Early Childhood Education 44 68 A.A. (Transfer) with Early Childhood Education Emphasis 24 64-68 Diploma in Child Care 27 35 CDA Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes  Offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance. Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded?

Yes  12 credits awarded upon completion of 12 credits in the ECE Program at IA Lakes, application for awarding credit for the non-credit bearing CDA and payment of appropriate fees.

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 29 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Program Accreditation: No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? Yes Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete application  Request transcripts for previous education  High school diploma or equivalent Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses):  ACT or COMPASS Assessment required  Completion of assessments recommended prior to registering in ECE courses  Developmental courses may be taken at the same time as ECE courses  Developmental courses must be taken and completed before certificates, diplomas, or degrees awarded  Advising provided to help students determine best course choices based on their individual assessment scores Satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses: No Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014- 2015 school year: Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 8 8 5 Average number of EC courses offered online: 6 6 6 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 0 0 0 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 0 0 0 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0

30 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share? See Consortium List Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $149 per credit hour $160 per credit hour Evening $149 per credit hour $160 per credit hour Part-time student $149 per credit hour $160 per credit hour Full-time student $149 per credit hour $160 per credit hour Online $152 per credit hour $152 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts. Unreported Early Childhood Course Information Average Frequency that individual EC courses are repeated: Unreported Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence?  Recommended taken in sequence Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 30 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: Unreported Are there any programmatic changes planned for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic school years? If so, please list. None Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4- year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements We have course equivalency guides with:  University of Northern Iowa  University of Iowa  Iowa State University All courses transfer, some transfer as electives.  Buena Vista University for a few ECE courses Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so please list and describe the pending agreement.

We are in the process of creating agreements with:  Morningside  Northwestern  Upper Iowa Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 31 Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA Scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year: 6 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? No Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? Yes Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? Yes Do you have any Early Childhood Student clubs or organizations?

Yes  We have a Child Care Club Are students encourage or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)?  Students are encouraged to join NAEYC What makes a degree from you college unique in comparison to others? Unreported

32 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Iowa Valley District Marshalltown Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Patricia Brown pat.brown@iavalley.edu Phone:641.844.5771 FAX: Unreported Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Matt Daniels matt.daniels@iavalley.edu Phone: Unreported FAX: 641.752.8149 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Amy Good amy.good@iavalley.edu Phone: 641.844.5710 FAX: Unreported Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Zoe Thornton zoe.thornton@iavalley.edu Phone: 641.844.5706 FAX: Unreported Mailing Address of College: Marshalltown Community College 3700 S Center St.

Marshalltown IA 50158 College Website: www.iavalley.edu/mcc Early Childhood Program Website: www.iavalley.edu/mcc/careers_degrees Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: No Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.A.S. 34 64 Diploma 31 37 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? No Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 33 Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program: Unreported Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses): Yes  Student must take the Compass Test for mandatory placement for:  English  Math Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. No Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year: $174 Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 5 5 12 Average number of EC courses offered online: 5 5 12 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 12 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 0 0 0 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share?

Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE103 3 Yes Child Health, Safety and Nutrition ECE133 3 Yes Early Childhood Curriculum I ECE158 3 Yes Early Childhood Curriculum II ECE159 3 Yes Child Growth and Development ECE170 3 Yes Infant and Toddler Care and Education ECE221 3 Yes Early Childhood Guidance ECE243 3 Yes Practicum in Child Care I ECE270 3 Yes Practicum in Child Care II ECE271 3 Yes Children’s Literature EDU 235 3 Yes Portfolio ECE 929 3 Yes

34 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $174 per credit hour $184 per credit hour Evening $174 per credit hour $184 per credit hour Part-time student $174 per credit hour $184 per credit hour Full-time student $174 per credit hour $184 per credit hour Online $174 per credit hour $184 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts. Unreported Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated:  Courses offered twice per year  Once online  Once face-to-face Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence?  The only classes that must be taken in a prescribed sequence are:  Practicum in Child Care I and II  Early Childhood Curriculum I and II Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 20 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: 8-10 Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. No Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

We have course equivalency guides with:  University of Northern Iowa  University of Iowa  Iowa State University All courses transfer, some transfer as elective. Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. No Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year?

31 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog?  It is listed in the program brochure Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 35 Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how? Yes Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? Are student members encouraged or required to join NAEYC? No What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others?  Online classes

36 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Iowa Western Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Amy McGraw amcgraw@iwcc.edu Phone: 712.325.6811 FAX: Unreported Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Lisa Morrison lmorrison@iwcc.edu Phone: 712.325.3339 FAX: 712.388.6803 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Danielle Schmidt dschmidt@iwcc.edu Phone: 712.325.3274 FAX: 712.325.3720 Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Jill Clark jclark@iwcc.edu Phone: 712.325.3285 FAX: 712.325.3720 Mailing Address of College: 2700 College Rd. Council Bluffs IA 51503 College Website: www.iwcc.edu Early Childhood Program Website: www.iwcc.edu/academic_programs/program.asp ?id=eceaas Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: No Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Early Childhood A.A.S. 46 64 Early Childhood A.A. 24 64 Early Childhood Diploma 26 32 Child Development Certificate 17 17 Early Childhood Administration Certificate 7 19 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes  Iowa Western Child Development Certificate offers the CDA core courses as identified by the ECE Alliance.

 Upon completion students will graduate with a Child Development certificate. Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? No

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 37 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete application  Request transcripts for previous education  High school diploma or equivalent Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses):  ACT or COMPASS Assessment required  Completion of assessments recommended prior to registering in ECE courses  Developmental courses may be taken at the same time as ECE courses  Developmental courses must be taken and completed before certificates, diplomas, or degrees awarded  Advising provided to help students determine best course choices based on their individual assessment scores Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. Yes  Clarinda  Harlan  Atlantic  Shenandoah Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year:  Iowa Resident: $135.00  Non-Iowa Resident: $140.00 Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 7-8 7-8 2 Average number of EC courses offered online: 2-3 5 1-2 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 0 0 2-3 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 3-4 3-4 0 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 3 3 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework

38 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share? Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE 103 3 Fall – hybrid Spring – online School Age Child ECE 125 3 Fall only Child Health, Safety and Nutrition ECE 133 3 Spring only Early Childhood Curriculum I ECE 153 4 Spring Hybrid – meets 1st & 3rd Saturdays, half of course administered online Early Childhood Curriculum II ECE 156 4 Fall - hybrid Child Growth and Development ECE 170 3 Spring only Early Childhood Guidance and Interaction ECE 244 4 Fall Hybrid – meets 1st & 3rd Saturdays, half of course administered online Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $132 per credit hour $137 per credit hour Evening $132 per credit hour $137 per credit hour Part-time student $132 per credit hour $137 per credit hour Full-time student $132 per credit hour $137 per credit hour Online $132 per credit hour $137 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts. Unreported Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated:  Early Childhood program courses are offered on a fall and spring rotation. Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence?  It is most beneficial for students to stay in sequence. As a student progresses in the program there are prerequisites from previous coursework. Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 85 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: 25 Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. No

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 39 Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements. We have course equivalency guides with:  University of Northern Iowa  Iowa State University All courses transfer, some transfer as electives. We also have agreements with:  College of St. Mary’s, Omaha, Nebraska Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement.

No Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year? 5 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog?  Not at this time, but it will be added to the new webpage Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how?

Unknown Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? Yes Are students encouraged or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)? Yes What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others?  The Iowa Western Early Childhood program offers a building block degree program.  Students can begin the Child Development Certificate and can apply this coursework to the Early Childhood Diploma and Early Childhood Studies A.A.S. degree.  In addition, students have a wonderful opportunity to complete their Curriculum and Guidance & Interaction coursework in our on campus Lab School.

 Instructors in the Lab School have a minimum of a four year degree in Early Childhood and work closely with ECE faculty to ensure a seamless transfer of course content knowledge in a hands on setting.

40 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Kirkwood Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Melanie Nollsch Melanie.nollsch@kirkwood.edu Phone: 319.398.1258 FAX: 319-398-1021 Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: One Stop Office: Phone: 319.398.7600 or 877.386.9101 FAX: 319.398.4928 http://www.kirkwood.edu/onestop Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: One Stop Office: Phone: 319.398.7600 or 877.386.9101 FAX: 319.398.4928 http://www.kirkwood.edu/onestop Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: One Stop Office: Phone: 319.398.7600 or 877.386.9101 FAX: 319.398.4928 http://www.kirkwood.edu/onestop Mailing Address of College: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW PO Box 2068 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406 College Website: www.kirkwood.edu Early Childhood Program Website: www.kirkwood.edu/socialsciences Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: No Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Early Childhood Para-educator Certification (student will be eligible to apply for state Para educator certification for Generalist and Early Childhood Area of Concentration) 12 18 Early Childhood Diploma 24 33 A.A.S. in Early Childhood 30 62 A.A. in Liberal Arts (area of interest in ECE) 24 62-63 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes  We offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance.

Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? Yes  We give 6 hours of elective credit.

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 41 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete application  Request transcripts for previous education Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses):  ACT or COMPASS Assessment required  Completion of assessments recommended prior to registering in ECE courses  Developmental courses may be taken at the same time as ECE courses  Developmental courses must be taken and completed before certificates, diplomas, or degrees awarded  Advising provided to help students determine best course choices based on their individual assessment scores Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. Yes  Iowa City Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year: Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 10-11 11-12 2-3 Average number of EC courses offered online: 0 0 0 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 0 0 2-3 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 4 4-5 1 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0

42 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share? None available at this time Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $140 per credit hour $170 per credit hour International student tuition: $280 per credit hour Evening $140 per credit hour $170 per credit hour Part-time student $140 per credit hour $170 per credit hour Full-time student $140 per credit hour $170 per credit hour Online $140 per credit hour $140 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts.  On average, books cost around $500 per semester. This can be higher or lower, depending on the courses you take.  Criminal Record Check fees: $45 once every two years Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated: Unreported Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence? Yes Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 200 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: Unreported Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. No Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

Yes, we have transfer plans with:  Upper Iowa University  Mount Mercy University  Iowa State University  Drake University We have Course equivalency guides with:  University of Northern Iowa  University of Iowa All courses transfer, some transfer as electives.

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 43 Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. No Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year? 16 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? Yes Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how?

Yes  We review their immigration documents. Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? No Are students encouraged or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)? Yes What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others?  Kirkwood Early Childhood students have the opportunity to work with a wide range of community partners and diverse children.  Early Childhood faculty have a wide range of expertise and have worked in recent years to redesign the curriculum to highlight the early childhood best practice concepts: Evidence-Based Practice, working with Culturally, Linguistically and Ability Diverse children, and Problem Solving.

 Faculty and community partners work together to educate the Kirkwood Early Childhood Graduate of the Future. For Additional Information see: Only at Kirkwood: http://www.kirkwood.edu/onlyatkirkwood

44 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: North Iowa Area Community College Key Contact Person in Early Childhood Department include name, email , phone, and FAX: Nancy Fallis fallinan@niacc.edu Phone: 641.422.4268 FAX: 641.422.4131 Key Contact Person in Financial Aid Office include name, email , phone, and FAX: Mary Bloomingdale bloommar@niacc.edu Phone: 888.466.4222 EXT 4168 FAX: 641.422.4167 Key Contact Person in Admissions Office include name, email , phone, and FAX: Tanya Dadisman dadistan@niacc.edu Phone: 641.422.4245 or 888.GO.NIACC EXT 4245 Key Contact Person in Registrar’s Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Phone: 641.422.4207 Mailing Address of College: 500 College Dr. Mason City, IA 50401 College Website: www.niacc.edu Early Childhood Program Website: http://www.niacc.edu/academics /career-clusters/early-childhood-education -diploma/overview-employment/ http://www.niacc.edu/academics/sample -schedules-2-year-plans/early-childhood -education/ Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium?

No Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.A. (general) with emphasis in ECE 18 60 Diploma in Early Childhood 18 30 CDA (academic portion) 12 12 CDA Do you have Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, do you offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes  We offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance. Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded?

No

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 45 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Are you currently accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Program Accreditation? No Are you currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program  Complete application  Request transcripts for previous education  High school diploma or equivalent Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program? (In order to register in the early childhood courses) Yes  If enrolling in only one class, no  Part-time and full-time students required to take ACT or COMPASS Assessment  Completion of assessments recommended prior to registering in ECE courses  Developmental courses may be taken at the same time as ECE courses  Developmental courses must be taken and completed before degrees awarded; not required for diplomas  Advising provided to help students determine best course choices based on their individual assessment scores Do you have any satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If yes, please list locations.

No Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year: Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 2-3 2-3 3 Average number of EC courses offered online: 2-3 2-3 2-3 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 0 0 0 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 0 0 0 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0

46 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2012-2013 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share? Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE 103 3 Fall & Summer Home and School Relationships ECE 131 3 Summer Child Health, Safety and Nutrition ECE 133 3 Spring Early Childhood Curriculum II ECE 159 3 Fall Child Growth and Development ECE 170 3 Fall Infant Toddler Care and Education ECE 221 3 Summer Early Childhood Guidance ECE 243 3 Spring Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $127.75 per credit hour $191.63 per credit hour Evening $127.75 per credit hour $191.63 per credit hour Part-time student $127.75 per credit hour $191.63 per credit hour Full-time student $127.75 per credit hour $191.63 per credit hour Online $127.75 per credit hour $127.75 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts. Unreported Early Childhood Course Information Average Frequency that individual EC courses are repeated?  Courses offered a minimum of once a year  Some offered more frequently Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence?  Recommended taken in sequence What is the average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has? 2 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: Unreported What changes are planned for your 2013/2014 and your 2014/2015 academic school years? Please describe.  The Infant/Toddler Care and Education course will be implemented Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools. Yes  Upper Iowa University  University of Northern Iowa  Buena Vista University Are presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4 year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement.

No Does your college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 47 Additional Information How many students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA Scholarships did you have in 11-12 school year. Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on your program website and/or catalog? Yes Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on your college’s financial aid website? No Do you require students to verify their immigration status prior to admission? No Do you have any Early Childhood Student clubs or organizations?

Yes Are students encourage or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)? Yes What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others? Unreported

48 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Northeast Iowa Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Dana Orr-Dotzenrod Calmar Campus Orr-dotzenrodd@nicc.edu Phone: 800.728.2256 EXT 470 or Julee Albers Peosta Campus albersj@nicc.edu Phone: 800.728.7367 EXT 309 Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Calmar: Phone:563.562.3263 EXT 447 Peosta: Phone: 563.556.5110 EXT 212 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Kristi Strief Phone: 563.556.5110 EXT 315 Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Karla Winter Phone: 800.728.2256 EXT. 233 Mailing Address of College: 1625 Highway 150 PO Box 400 Calmar, IA 52132 8342 NICC Dr. Peosta, IA 52068 College Website: www.nicc.edu Early Childhood Program Website: www.nicc.edu/index.php?option=com_program &Itemid=715 Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: No Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.A. Early Childhood 34.5 71.5 Diploma in Early Childhood 34.5 34.5 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? Yes  Credit for Life Experience Procedure  Max of 15 credits

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 49 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete application  Request transcripts for previous education  High school diploma or equivalent Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses):  ACCUPLACER – Basic skills assessment  Satisfactory physical and mental health  Completion of criminal record/child and adult abuse registry check  Up-to-date immunizations and physical exam prior to field experience Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. No Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year: Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 4 4 0 Average number of EC courses offered online: 1 1 0 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 0 0 0 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 1 1 0 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share?

Infant Toddler Care and Education ECE 221 3 Spring Child Psychology PSY 222 3 Fall

50 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $163 per credit hour $163 per credit hour Evening $163 per credit hour $163 per credit hour Part-time student $163 per credit hour $163 per credit hour Full-time student $163 per credit hour $163 per credit hour Online $163 per credit hour $163 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts.  Student fees: $13 per credit hour Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated:  Classes offered in alternate semesters Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence? No Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 25 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year:  Diploma: 8  A.A.: 21 Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. Not at this time Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

Yes We have Course equivalency guides with:  University of Northern Iowa  University of Iowa  Iowa State University All course transfer, some transfer as electives. Agreements with:  Upper Iowa University  University of Dubuque  UW-Platteville Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. No Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? Yes  Credit for Life Experience Procedure  Max of 15 credits Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year?

2 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? No

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 51 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how? Yes, on the admissions form they are asked:  Birth country and race  If they are an Iowa resident and a citizen of the US  If they are an international student on an F1 student visa Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations?

No Are students encouraged or required to join NAEYC?  Students are encouraged to become NAEYC members What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others?  ASPEN Institutes has listed NICC as one of top ten in country

52 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Northwest Iowa Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Beth Frankenstein bfrankenstein@nwicc.edu Phone: 712.324.5061 EXT 242 FAX: 712.324.4136 Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Karna Hofmeyer khofmeyer@nwicc.edu Phone: 712.324.5066 EXT 138 FAX: 712.324.5061 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Chris Keahi ckeahi@nwicc.edu Phone: 712.324.5066 EXT 218 FAX: 712.324.5061 Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Beth Sibenaller-Woodall beths@nwicc.edu Phone: 712.324.5066 EXT 141 FAX: 712.324-.5061 Mailing Address of College: 603 W Park St Sheldon, IA 51201 College Website: www.nwicc.ccia.us Early Childhood Program Website: Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: Yes Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.A. (General) with Pre-Professional in Early Childhood Education 20 65 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes  We offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? No Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 53 Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete application  Complete COMPASS assessment  Request transcripts for previous education  High school diploma or equivalent Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses): None Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. No Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year: Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 6 6 6 Average number of EC courses offered online: 6 6 6 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 6 6 6 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 0 0 0 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share?

See Consortium List Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $144 per credit hour $160 per credit hour Evening $144 per credit hour $160 per credit hour Part-time student $144 per credit hour $160 per credit hour Full-time student $144 per credit hour $160 per credit hour Online $150 per credit hour $150 per credit hour

54 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Other cost considerations? Please describe & list amounts. Unreported Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated: Unreported Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence? Unreported Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: Unreported Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 4 Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. No Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

Course equivalency guides with:  University of Northern Iowa  University of Iowa  Iowa State University All courses transfer; some transfer as electives.  Bellevue University Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. No Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year?

Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? No Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how? No Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? No Are students encouraged or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)? No What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others? Unreported

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 55 Name of College: Southeastern Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Jan Wolbers jwolbers@scciowa.edu Phone: 319.752.4957 FAX: 866.722.4692 Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Annette Peterson apeterson@scciowa.edu Phone: 319.208.5035 FAX: 319.208.5133 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Dana Chrisman dchrisman@scciowa.edu Phone: 319.208.5017 FAX: 319.208.5032 Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Tim Gray tgray@scciowa.edu Phone: 319.208.5022 FAX: 319.208-.5032 Mailing Address of College: 1500 W Agency Rd. PO Box 180 West Burlington, IA 52655 College Website: www.scciowa.edu Early Childhood Program Website: N/A Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: Yes Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.A. (General) 8 62 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) No Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? No Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes

56 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program: None Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses): None Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. Yes  West Burlington  Keokuk Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year: Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings Average number of EC courses offered online: No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings No Consistent offerings Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0 Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated: Not consistent plan Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence?

No Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share? See Consortium List

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 57 Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $145 per credit hour $150 per credit hour Evening $145 per credit hour $150 per credit hour Part-time student $145 per credit hour $150 per credit hour Full-time student $145 per credit hour $150 per credit hour Online $152 per credit hour $152 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts. Unreported Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated: Unreported Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence: Unreported Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: Unreported Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 15 Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

We have Course equivalency guides with:  University of Northern Iowa  University of Iowa  Iowa State University All courses transfer, some transfer as electives. Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. No Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. We are investigating creating our own Early Childhood program.

Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year? 4 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? No Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how? No

58 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? Are student members encouraged or required to join NAEYC? No What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others? Unreported

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 59 Name of College: Southwestern Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Terry Wangberg wangberg@swcciowa.edu Phone: 641.782.1308 FAX: Unreported Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Tracey Kelley tkelley@swcciowa.edu Phone: 641.782.1333 FAX: Unreported Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Admissions Secretary Phone: 641.782.7081 EXT 421 FAX: Unreported Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Sandy Webb Webb@swcciowa.edu Phone: 641.782.1422 FAX: Unreported Mailing Address of College: 1501 W Townline St. Creston, IA 50801 College Website: www.swcciowa.edu Early Childhood Program Website: http://www.swcciowa.edu/downloads/Academics /Arts%20and%20Sciences%20for%20College%20 Transfer/Early_Childhood_Education.pdf Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: Yes Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours A.A. (Transfer) with an ECE Emphasis 24-25 Those choosing to earn a CDA will take the ECE 106 (1 Credit) in addition to the 12 credit Alliance Common Core Courses 69 (70 with the CDA) CDA Coursework 13 Those choosing to earn a CDA will take the ECE 106 (1 credit) in addition to the Alliance Common Core Courses. CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? Yes  12 credits after completing the other 12 ECE hours with a 3.0 or better

60 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete SWCC application  Request transcripts  High school diploma or equivalent Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses):  All students required to take ACT (& score 19) or take COMPASS Assessment  Completion of assessments recommended prior to registering in ECE courses  Developmental courses may be taken at the same time as ECE courses  Developmental courses are recommended to be completed before certificates, diplomas, or degrees awarded  Advising provided to help students determine best course choices based on their individual assessment scores  May be required to take a composition course before enrolling in the ECE courses Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. No Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-2015 school year: Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 13 13 6 ECE 106 & ECE 262 are not offered during the summer Average number of EC courses offered online: 13 13 6 ECE 106 & ECE 262 are not offered during the summer Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 0 0 0 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 1 ECE 262 1 ECE 262

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 61 Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course: See Grid from WITCC for all ECE Courses through the Consortium Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share?

Child Development Associate (CDA) Standards ECE 106 1 Fall and Spring MUST eligible to obtain a CDA AND be working in an ECE program or obtain an instructor- approved site for direct work with children. MUST have First Aid and CPR / Mandatory Reporter and a background check. Early Childhood Field Experience ECE 262 3 Hybrid or Video Conference in Fall and/or Spring MUST have taken all other ECE Courses AND be working in an ECE program or obtain an instructor approved site for direct fieldwork with children. MUST have First Aid and CPR / Mandatory Reporter and a background check.

62 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident (including International) Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $154 per credit hour $152 per credit hour Evening $154 per credit hour $152 per credit hour Part-time student $154 per credit hour $152 per credit hour Full-time student $154 per credit hour $152 per credit hour Online $161 per credit hour $161 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts. Unreported Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated:  See WITCC; ECE 106 and ECE 262 are generally offered each Fall and Spring semesters. Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence?  Most do not, however:  All CDA courses must be taken before enrolling in ECE 106  All ECE Core courses must be taken before enrolling in ECE 262 Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 3-4 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. Not at this time Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

Yes  University of Northern Iowa  University of Iowa  Iowa State University  Buena Vista University  Upper Iowa University  Northwest Missouri State Most are 2+2 agreements Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. Not at this time. Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? No Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year?

24 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog? Yes

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 63 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? Yes Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how? Yes Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations?  Green Valley Chapter of Iowa AEYC Are student members encouraged or required to join NAEYC? Yes  They are encouraged to join Green Valley Chapter of Iowa AEYC What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others?  The program is fully online except for the final ECE 262 Field Experience course, which meets once every 2 weeks, either face to face or via videoconference.

64 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Name of College: Western Iowa Tech Community College Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood Department include name, email, phone, and FAX: Jennifer Weber Jennifer.Weber@witcc.edu Phone: 712.274.8733 EXT 1389 FAX: 712.274.6448 Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Phone: 712.274.6402 or 800.352.4649 EXT 6402 Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Phone: 712.274.6403 or 800.352.4649 EXT 6403 Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’ Office include name, email, phone, and FAX: Lora VanderZwaag Lora.VanderZwaag@witcc.edu Phone: 712.274.8733.EXT 1353 Mailing Address of College: PO Box 5199 Sioux City, IA 51102-5199 College Website: www.witcc.edu Early Childhood Program Website: http://www.witcc.edu/programs/27/ Member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium: No Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree Offered Early Childhood Credit Hours Total Credit Hours Early Childhood Education A.A.S. 43 65 Early Childhood Studies Diploma 24 34 Child Development – Preschool Certificate 15 16 Child Development – Infant/Toddler Certificate 15 16 CDA Information Are Early Childhood courses clearly earmarked as meeting CDA competency and clock hour requirements? (In other words, does your college offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance?) Yes  We offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance.

Is course credit awarded when a student provides documentation for an earned CDA credential? If yes, how many credit hours are awarded? When are they awarded? Are there any specific details about the process? Yes  Up to 12 credits of prior learning credit can be awarded after a review of the current CDA credential and CDA documentation.  The credits are awarded after successful completion of 12 early childhood credits at WITCC.  Students must meet with the program coordinator to review the documentation, and students pay $20 per credit that is awarded.

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 65 Early Childhood Program Information Admission and Program Information Is the college currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body? Yes Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation (ECADA): No If no, currently enrolled in the self-study process for NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation? No Admission requirements for the Early Childhood Degree Program:  Complete application  Request transcript for previous education  High school diploma or equivalent  CPT test with required scores or ACT composite score of 22 or higher Specific prerequisites such as placement tests or classes before students can enroll in your Early Childhood Degree Program (In order to register in the early childhood courses): Yes  Students required to take CPT test prior to registering in ECE courses  Developmental courses may be taken at the same time as beginning ECE courses  Developmental courses must be taken and completed before advanced ECE courses or certificates, diplomas, or degrees awarded.  Advising provided to help students determine best course choices based on their individual assessment Do you have satellite campuses with Early Childhood courses? If so, list. No Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list. Unsure at this time Early Childhood Course Offerings Sept. – Dec. Jan. – May June – Aug. Average number of Early Childhood (EC) courses offered: 13 13 6 Average number of EC courses offered online: 13 13 6 Average number of EC courses offered in accelerated format (6-8 weeks): 1 1 6 Average number of EC night courses (after 5 pm): 1 1 0 Average number of EC courses offered on Saturdays: 0 0 0 Average number of courses instructed in Spanish: 0 0 0

66 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Available Online Early Childhood Coursework Name of course Course number Number of credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013-2014 school year Any special information pertinent to this class to share? Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE 103 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Child Development Associate (CDA) Standards ECE 106 1 Fall, Spring Prerequisites Portfolio I ECE 112 3 Fall, Spring Child Health, Safety and Nutrition ECE 133 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Early Childhood Curriculum I ECE 158 3 Fall, Spring Early Childhood Curriculum II ECE 159 3 Fall, Spring Prerequisites Child Growth and Development ECE 170 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Infant Toddler Care and Education ECE 221 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Early Childhood Lab ECE 241 2 Spring Prerequisites; background check, health and training requirements Early Childhood Guidance ECE 243 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Prerequisites Observation and Assessment ECE 246 4 Fall Prerequisites; background check, health and training requirements Early Childhood Field Experience ECE 262 3 Fall, Spring Prerequisites; background check, health and training requirements Exceptional Learner ECE 287 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Prerequisites Supervision of Childcare Services ECE 295 5 Spring Prerequisites; background check, health and training requirements Administration of Childcare Services ECE 296 5 Fall Prerequisites; background check, health and training requirements

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 67 Tuition and Other Cost Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Non-Resident Tuition (identify if per course or per credit) Day time $130 per credit hour $133 per credit hour Evening $130 per credit hour $133 per credit hour Part-time student $130 per credit hour $133 per credit hour Full-time student $130 per credit hour $133 per credit hour Online $152 per credit hour $152 per credit hour Other cost considerations?

Please describe & list amounts.  $15.50 per credit hour on campus  Course fees as assessed by course Early Childhood Course Information Average frequency that individual EC courses are repeated:  Each course is offered at least yearly Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed sequence? Yes Average number of Early Childhood students each advisor has: 120 Number of EC degrees awarded by type in the 2012-2013 school year: Unreported Are any programmatic changes planned for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic school years? If so, please list.  Implementation of our newly developed curriculum will continue Articulation and Life Experience Credit Do you have an Articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools and describe agreements.

Yes  We are agreements with:  Buena Vista University  Bellevue University  Wayne State College Are you presently working on formalizing an articulation agreement with any 4-year schools? If so, please list and describe the pending agreement. No Does the college offer credit towards degree requirements for “life experience”? Yes  We offer credit for “verified work” experience Additional Information Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012- 2013 school year?

9 Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the program website and/or catalog?  It is on program brochures Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed on the college’s financial aid website? No Are students required to verify their immigration status prior to admission? If so, how? Unreported Do you have any Early Childhood student clubs or organizations? Yes

68 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Are students encouraged or required to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)? Yes What makes a degree from your college unique in comparison to others? Unreported

Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 69 Iowa Community College Online Consortium The following courses are available online through the Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC). These are shared classes available at all of the following schools:  Eastern Iowa Community College District  Iowa Lakes Community College  Northwest Iowa Community College  Southeastern Community College  Southwestern Community College Name of Course Course Number Number of Credits Offered as an online course in which semesters of the 2013- 2014 school year Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE 103 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Child Development Associate (CDA) Standards ECE 106 1 Fall, Spring Portfolio I ECE 112 3 Spring Child Health, Safety and Nutrition ECE 133 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Early Childhood Curriculum I ECE 158 3 Fall, Spring Early Childhood Curriculum II ECE 159 3 Fall, Spring Child Growth and Development ECE 170 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Infant Toddler Care and Education ECE 221 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Early Childhood Guidance ECE 243 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Exceptional Learner ECE 287 3 Fall, Spring, Summer

70 Directory of Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities March 2014 Iowa Community College Early Childhood Education Alliance The Iowa Community College Early Childhood Education Alliance (the Alliance) was formed through a proclamation by Governor Vilsack on January 9, 2005. The statement in the proclamation that best encapsulates the intent of the proclamation is: “The ‘Iowa Community College Early Childhood Education Alliance’ is being created to serve as an advocate to deliver state-wide quality education, and to facilitate the sharing of ‘Best Education Practices’ in a united and seamless manner benefitting our state economy, our families, and our children.” The mission of the Iowa Community College Early Childhood Education Alliance is to support and advocate for Early Childhood Programs at Iowa Community Colleges that provide pre-service and in- service professional development to those who teach and care for young children from birth through age eight.

Membership is open to Iowa associate degree full-time, part-time, and adjunct program faculty with assignment in early childhood / child development / child care. Personnel involved in laboratory schools / campus child care connected to associate degree programs, and other interested individuals with early childhood teaching / training responsibilities or interests at Iowa Community Colleges may also become members. The Alliance ensures continuity across early childhood courses at Iowa Community Colleges by offering a common core of ECE courses. Courses are aligned with NAEYC standards for associate degree early childhood programs, as well as several Iowa initiatives. This alignment supports the other major effort of the Alliance: accredited early childhood associate degree programs.