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.