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.