Community Colleges - Des Moines Area Community College

Community Colleges
Name of College:
                                                Des Moines Area Community College
Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood        Delora J. Hade
Department include name, email, phone,          djhade@dmacc.edu
and FAX:                                        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      finaid@dmacc.edu
Office include name, email, phone, and          Phone: 515.964.6282
FAX:                                            FAX: 515.965.7124
Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions         Phone: 515.964.6200 (general admissions)
Office include name, email, phone, and          Phone:515.965.7337 (admissions processing)
FAX:
Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’        Phone: 515.964.6800
Office include name, email, phone, and          FAX: 515.965.7054
FAX:
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            NA
Online Consortium:

Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered
Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree     Early Childhood           Total Credit Hours
Offered                                         Credit Hours
A.S. Early Childhood Education                  35                        66
Diploma in Early Childhood Education            27                        36
Certificate of Specialization in Early          13                        13
Childhood Education

CDA Information
Are Early Childhood courses clearly             Yes
earmarked as meeting CDA competency and
clock hour requirements? (In other words,
does your college offer the CDA core as
identified by the Alliance?)
Is course credit awarded when a student         Yes
provides documentation for an earned CDA         Once the student completes 12 credits at DMACC
credential? If yes, how many credit hours         then 13 credits are awarded with application for
are awarded? When are they awarded? Are           credit by alternative certification.
there any specific details about the process?




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Early Childhood Program Information

Admission and Program Information
Is the college currently accredited by the       Yes
Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body?
Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early         No
Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation
(ECADA):
If no, currently enrolled in the self-study      Yes
process for NAEYC Early Childhood
Associate Degree Accreditation?
Admission requirements for the Early             Program Entry Requirements for certificate and
Childhood Degree Program:                        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          COMPASS
tests or classes before students can enroll in    Some of the courses have prerequisites
your Early Childhood Degree Program (In
order to register in the early childhood
courses):
Do you have satellite campuses with Early        Yes
Childhood courses? If so, list.                   Urban campus
Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for     Unsure at this time
the 2014-2015 school year:

Early Childhood Course Offerings
                                                 Sept. – Dec.      Jan. – May        June – Aug.
Average number of Early Childhood (EC)           45                45                15
courses offered:
Average number of EC courses offered             10                9                 6
online:

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Sept. – Dec.     Jan. – May         June – Aug.
Average number of EC courses offered in           Varies           Varies             4
accelerated format (6-8 weeks):
Average number of EC night courses (after         7                7                  4
5 pm):
Average number of EC courses offered on           1-2              1- 2               1-2
Saturdays:
Average number of courses instructed in           0                0                  0
Spanish:

Available Online Early Childhood Coursework
Name of course                       Course       Number       Offered as an          Any special
                                     number       of credits   online course in       information
                                                               which semesters        pertinent to
                                                               of the 2013-2014       this class to
                                                               school year            share?
Introduction to Early Childhood      ECE 103      3            Fall, Spring,
Education                                                      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                    Non-Resident Tuition
                                (identify if per course or per (identify if per course or per
                                credit)                             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?                         Online Course Fee: $25 per credit
Please describe & list amounts.                    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              Unknown
courses are repeated:
Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed        Some courses have prerequisites
sequence?
Average number of Early Childhood                 NA
students each advisor has:

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Number of EC degrees awarded by type in          No data available for that year
the 2012-2013 school year:
Are any programmatic changes planned for        Yes
the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic             We are considering the addition of more online
school years? If so, please list.                 courses.

Articulation and Life Experience
Do you have an Articulation agreement with      Yes
any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools     Iowa State University
and describe agreements.                         Upper Iowa University
                                                 Drake University
Are you presently working on formalizing        No
an articulation agreement with any 4-year
schools? If so, please list and describe the
pending agreement.
Does the college offer credit towards degree    No
requirements for “life experience”?

Additional Information
Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early        83
Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012-
2013 school year?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    Yes
on the program website and/or catalog?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    No
on the college’s financial aid website?
Are students required to verify their           Yes
immigration status prior to admission? If        International students must indicate type of Visa.
so, how?                                         Students must submit proof of immigration to
                                                  apply for residency status.
Do you have any Early Childhood student         No
clubs or organizations?
Are students encouraged or required to join     Membership in professional organization is
the National Association for the Education      encouraged.
of Young Children (NAEYC)?
What makes a degree from your college           Mentoring that is available through on-campus lab
unique in comparison to others?                 experiences
                                                Number of permanent-full-time faculty




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Name of College:
                                                Eastern Iowa Community College District
Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood        Heather Anderson
Department include name, email, phone,          handerson@eicc.edu
and FAX:                                        Phone: 563.441.4354
                                                FAX: 563.441.4305
Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid      Jeannine Ingelson
Office include name, email, phone, and          jingelson@eicc.edu
FAX:                                            Phone: 563.441.4046
                                                FAX: 563.441.4044
Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions         Cathy Langdon
Office include name, email, phone, and          clangdon@eicc.edu
FAX:                                            Phone: 563.441.4003
                                                FAX: 563.441.4101
Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’        Arnie Thode
Office include name, email, phone, and          athode@eicc.edu
FAX:                                            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            Yes
Online Consortium:

Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered
Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree     Early Childhood             Total Credit Hours
Offered                                         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             Yes
earmarked as meeting CDA competency and          The coursework is marked and the clock hour
clock hour requirements? (In other words,         comes under the ECE 910: Field Experience class.
does your college offer the CDA core as
identified by the Alliance?)
Is course credit awarded when a student         Yes
provides documentation for an earned CDA         If the student brings us the CDA certificate that
credential? If yes, how many credit hours         was earned through our continuing education
are awarded? When are they awarded? Are           department the college will award 18 college
there any specific details about the process?     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.




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Early Childhood Program Information

Admission and Program Information
Is the college currently accredited by the       Yes
Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body?
Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early         No
Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation
(ECADA):
If no, currently enrolled in the self-study      No
process for NAEYC Early Childhood
Associate Degree Accreditation?
Admission requirements for the Early              Complete application
Childhood Degree Program:                         Request transcripts for previous education
                                                  High school diploma or equivalent
Specific prerequisites such as placement          Students required to take ACT or COMPASS
tests or classes before students can enroll in     assessment
your Early Childhood Degree Program (In           Completion of assessments recommended prior
order to register in the early childhood           to registering in ECE courses
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        Yes
Childhood courses? If so, list.                   Muscatine Community College
Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for      Resident: $128 per credit hour
the 2014-2015 school year:                        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)           6                4                1
courses offered:
Average number of EC courses offered             5                5                5
online:
Average number of EC courses offered in          0                0                5
accelerated format (6-8 weeks):
Average number of EC night courses (after        3                2                0
5 pm):
Average number of EC courses offered on          0                0                0
Saturdays:
Average number of courses instructed in          0                0                0
Spanish:




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Available Online Early Childhood Coursework
Name of course                       Course        Number        Offered as an           Any special
                                     number        of credits    online course in        information
                                                                 which semesters         pertinent to
                                                                 of the 2013-2014        this class to
                                                                 school year             share?
Introduction to Early Childhood      ECE 103       3             All                     No
Education
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          ECE 221       3             All                     No
Education
Early Childhood Guidance             ECE 243       3             All                     No

Tuition and Other Cost
                                Resident Tuition                    Non-Resident Tuition
                                (identify if per course or per (identify if per course or per
                                credit)                             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?                         Cost for CDA credit hours placed on transcript:
Please describe & list amounts.                     $9 per credit hour

Early Childhood Course Information
Average frequency that individual EC                On campus: yearly
courses are repeated:                               Online: every semester
Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed        Yes
sequence?
Average number of Early Childhood                  30
students each advisor has:
Number of EC degrees awarded by type in             A.A.S. degrees: 10
the 2012-2013 school year:
Are any programmatic changes planned for           None
the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic
school years? If so, please list.

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

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Does the college offer credit towards degree     We have something called Credit for Prior
requirements for “life experience”?               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        4
Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012-
2013 school year?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    No
on the program website and/or catalog?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    No
on the college’s financial aid website?
Are students required to verify their           Unknown
immigration status prior to admission? If
so, how?
Do you have any Early Childhood student         Yes
clubs or organizations?
Are student members encouraged or               Yes
required to join the National Association for
the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)?
What makes a degree from your college            The instructors work very closely with individual
unique in comparison to others?                   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.




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Name of College:
                                                Hawkeye Community College
Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood        Jane Huebner
Department include name, email, phone,          jane.huebner@hawkeyecollege.edu
and FAX:                                        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      Gisella Baker
Office include name, email, phone, and          gisella.baker@hawkeyecollege.edu
FAX:                                            Phone: 319.296.2320
                                                FAX: 319.296.4495
Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions         Dave Ball
Office include name, email, phone, and          dave.ball@hawkeyecollege.edu
FAX:                                            Phone: 319.296.2320
                                                FAX: 319.296.1651
Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’        Pat East
Office include name, email, phone, and          pat.east@hawkeyecollege.edu
FAX:                                            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            No
Online Consortium:

Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered
Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree     Early Childhood            Total Credit Hours
Offered                                         Credit Hours
A.A.S. Early Childhood Education                46                         61
Diploma in Early Childhood Education            24                         33

CDA Information
Are Early Childhood courses clearly             Yes
earmarked as meeting CDA competency and
clock hour requirements? (In other words,
does your college offer the CDA core as
identified by the Alliance?)
Is course credit awarded when a student         Only if credit hours were through another
provides documentation for an earned CDA        community college or regent institution. There is
credential? If yes, how many credit hours       some discussion taking place on allowing this type
are awarded? When are they awarded? Are         of credit award being used but nothing is in place at
there any specific details about the process?   this time.




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Early Childhood Program Information

Admission and Program Information
Is the college currently accredited by the        Yes
Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body?
Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early          No
Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation
(ECADA):
If no, currently enrolled in the self-study       No
process for NAEYC Early Childhood
Associate Degree Accreditation?
Admission requirements for the Early               Complete online application
Childhood Degree Program:                          Request transcripts for previous education
                                                   High school diploma or equivalent
                                                   Meet cut score on COMPASS or ACT
Specific prerequisites such as placement          Must meet cut scores in:
tests or classes before students can enroll in     Reading
your Early Childhood Degree Program (In            Writing
order to register in the early childhood           Math
courses):                                         Based on COMPASS or ACT scores
Do you have satellite campuses with Early         No
Childhood courses? If so, list.
Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for       Resident: $141
the 2014-2015 school year:                         Non-Resident: $166

Early Childhood Course Offerings
                                                  Sept. – Dec.     Jan. – May        June – Aug.
Average number of Early Childhood (EC)            13               14                1
courses offered:
Average number of EC courses offered              0                0                 0
online:
Average number of EC courses offered in           4-6              4-6               1-2
accelerated format (6-8 weeks):
Average number of EC night courses (after         4-6              4-6               1-2
5 pm):
Average number of EC courses offered on           0                0                 0
Saturdays:
Average number of courses instructed in           0                0                 0
Spanish:

Available Online Early Childhood Coursework
Name of course                           Course   Number       Offered as an         Any special
                                         number   of credits   online course in      information
                                                               which semesters       pertinent to
                                                               of the 2013-2014      this class to
                                                               school year           share?
All ECE night courses are offered in a
hybrid format with online and
face-to-face components.


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Tuition and Other Cost
                                Resident Tuition                    Non- Resident Tuition
                                (identify if per course or per (identify if per course or per
                                credit)                             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?                         Student fee: $2 per credit hour
Please describe & list amounts.                    Computer fee: $4 per credit hour

Early Childhood Course Information
Average frequency that individual EC               Twice per year
courses are repeated:                                 1 day section
                                                      1 night section
Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed       Yes
sequence?
Average number of Early Childhood                 40
students each advisor has:
Number of EC degrees awarded by type in           22
the 2012-2013 school year:
Are any programmatic changes planned for          No
the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic
school years? If so, please list.

Articulation and Life Experience Credit
Do you have an Articulation agreement with        Yes
any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools       Upper Iowa University
and describe agreements.                              ECE endorsement on their BA degree in Pre-K
                                                       – 3rd grade
Are you presently working on formalizing          No
an articulation agreement with any 4-year
schools? If so, please list and describe the
pending agreement.
Does the college offer credit towards degree      No
requirements for “life experience”?

Additional Information
Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early          12
Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012-
2013 school year?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed      Yes
on the program website and/or catalog?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed      Unknown
on the college’s financial aid website?
Are students required to verify their             Yes
immigration status prior to admission? If          On entrance form
so, how?




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Do you have any Early Childhood student         Yes
clubs or organizations?                          We have an Education Club which is open to ECE
                                                  and transfer EDU students.
Are students encouraged or required to join     Yes
the National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC)?
What makes a degree from your college            We have 2 semester long field placements for
unique in comparison to others?                   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.




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Name of College:
                                                Indian Hills Community College
Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood        Gina Buttikofer
Department include name, email, phone,          gina.buttikofer@indianhills.edu
and FAX:                                        Phone: 641.683.5317
Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid      Potential students with questions in any of these
Office include name, email, phone, and          areas are to contact the One Stop Office. The
FAX:                                            contact number to be used is 641.683.5262
Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions         Potential students with questions in any of these
Office include name, email, phone, and          areas are to contact the One Stop Office. The
FAX:                                            contact number to be used is 641.683.5262
Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’        Potential students with questions in any of these
Office include name, email, phone, and          areas are to contact the One Stop Office. The
FAX:                                            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            No
Online Consortium:

Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered
Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree     Early Childhood            Total Credit Hours
Offered                                         Credit Hours
A.A.S. Early Childhood Associate                39                         74
Diploma as Child Care Technician                25                         38

CDA Information
Are Early Childhood courses clearly             Yes
earmarked as meeting CDA competency and          We offer the CDA core as identified by the
clock hour requirements? (In other words,         Alliance.
does your college offer the CDA core as
identified by the Alliance?)
Is course credit awarded when a student         Yes
provides documentation for an earned CDA         We award the student 12 credit hours.
credential? If yes, how many credit hours
are awarded?

Early Childhood Program Information

Admission and Program Information
Is the college currently accredited by the      Yes
Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body?
Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early        Yes
Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation
(ECADA):
If no, currently enrolled in the self-study     No
process for NAEYC Early Childhood
Associate Degree Accreditation?

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Admission requirements for the Early              Complete application
Childhood Degree Program:                         Request transcripts for previous education
                                                  Must meet ACT or Compass Test score
                                                   requirement
Specific prerequisites such as placement          ACT or COMPASS Assessment required
tests or classes before students can enroll in    Completion of assessments must be completed
your Early Childhood Degree Program (In            prior to registering in ECE courses
order to register in the early childhood          Developmental courses are not required – just
courses):                                          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        No
Childhood courses? If so, list.
Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for     Unsure at this time
the 2014-2015 school year:

Early Childhood Course Offerings
                                                 Sept. – Dec.      Jan. – May       June – Aug.
Average number of Early Childhood (EC)           4                 4                2
courses offered:
Average number of EC courses offered             3                 3                3
online:
Average number of EC courses offered in          0                 0                0
accelerated format (6-8 weeks):
Average number of EC night courses (after        0                 0                0
5 pm):
Average number of EC courses offered on          0                 0                0
Saturdays:
Average number of courses instructed in          0                 0                0
Spanish:

Available Online Early Childhood Coursework
Name of course                       Course      Number         Offered as an       Any special
                                     number      of credits     online course in    information
                                                                which semesters     pertinent to
                                                                of the 2013-2014    this class to
                                                                school year         share?
Introduction to Early Childhood      ECE 103     3              Fall, Summer
Education
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




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Tuition and Other Cost
                                  Resident Tuition                    Non-Resident Tuition
                                  (identify if per course or per (identify if per course or per
                                  credit)                             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?                           Fees vary by course
Please describe & list amounts.

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

Articulation and Life Experience Credit
Do you have an Articulation agreement with        We have course equivalency guides with:
any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools       University of Northern Iowa
and describe agreements.                           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          Yes, we are currently working on agreements with:
an articulation agreement with any 4-year          Iowa State University
schools? If so, please list and describe the       Graceland University
pending agreement.
Does the college offer credit towards degree      No
requirements for “life experience”?

Additional Information
Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early          4
Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012-
2013 school year?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed      Yes
on the program website and/or catalog?


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Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    No
on the college’s financial aid website?
Are students required to verify their           Yes
immigration status prior to admission? If        They need to provide a copy of their Alien
so, how?                                          Registration Card
Do you have any Early Childhood student         Yes
clubs or organizations?                          There is an EC Club
Are students encouraged or required to join      Students are informed of NAEYC membership,
the National Association for the Education        but not required to join.
of Young Children (NAEYC)?
What makes a degree from your college            The IHCC EC Program is NAEYC Accredited
unique in comparison to others?                  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.




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Name of College:
                                                Iowa Lakes Community College
Key Contact Persons in Early Childhood          Jamie L. Christensen
Department include name, email, phone,          jlchristensen@iowalakes.edu
and FAX:                                        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          Steve Pelzer
Office include name, email, phone, and          spelzer@iowalakes.edu
FAX:                                            Phone: 712.362.7917
                                                Phone: 712.852.5276
                                                FAX: 712.852.2152
Key Contact Person(s) in Admissions Office      Anne Stansbury Johnson
include name, email, phone, and FAX:            ajohnson@iowalakes.edu
                                                Phone: 800.346.6018
                                                Phone: 712.852.5254
                                                FAX: 712.852.2152
Key Contact Person in Registrar’s Office        Barb Grandstaff
include name, email, phone, and FAX:            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            Yes
Online Consortium:

Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered
Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree     Early Childhood            Total Credit Hours
Offered                                         Credit Hours
A.S. Early Childhood Education                  44                         68
A.A. (Transfer) with Early Childhood            24                         64-68
Education Emphasis
Diploma in Child Care                           27                         35

CDA
Are Early Childhood courses clearly             Yes
earmarked as meeting CDA competency and          Offer the CDA core as identified by the Alliance.
clock hour requirements? (In other words,
does your college offer the CDA core as
identified by the Alliance?)
Is course credit awarded when a student         Yes
provides documentation for an earned CDA         12 credits awarded upon completion of 12 credits
credential? If yes, how many credit hours         in the ECE Program at IA Lakes, application for
are awarded?                                      awarding credit for the non-credit bearing CDA
                                                  and payment of appropriate fees.

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Early Childhood Program Information

Admission and Program Information
Is the college currently accredited by the       Yes
Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body?
Program accredited by NAEYC Early                No
Childhood Associate Degree Program
Accreditation:
If no, currently enrolled in the self-study      Yes
process for NAEYC Early Childhood
Associate Degree Accreditation?
Admission requirements for the Early              Complete application
Childhood Degree Program:                         Request transcripts for previous education
                                                  High school diploma or equivalent
Specific prerequisites such as placement          ACT or COMPASS Assessment required
tests or classes before students can enroll in    Completion of assessments recommended prior
your Early Childhood Degree Program (In            to registering in ECE courses
order to register in the early childhood          Developmental courses may be taken at the same
courses):                                          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          No
courses:
Tuition cost per credit hour for the 2014-       Unsure at this time
2015 school year:

Early Childhood Course Offerings
                                                 Sept. – Dec.     Jan. – May       June – Aug.
Average number of Early Childhood (EC)           8                8                5
courses offered:
Average number of EC courses offered             6                6                6
online:
Average number of EC courses offered in          0                0                0
accelerated format (6-8 weeks):
Average number of EC night courses (after        0                0                0
5 pm):
Average number of EC courses offered on          0                0                0
Saturdays:
Average number of courses instructed in          0                0                0
Spanish:




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Available Online Early Childhood Coursework
Name of course                       Course       Number        Offered as an           Any special
                                     number       of credits    online course in        information
                                                                which semesters         pertinent to
                                                                of the 2013-2014        this class to
                                                                school year             share?
See Consortium List

Tuition and Other Cost
                                  Resident Tuition                   Non-Resident Tuition
                                  (identify if per course or per     (identify if per course or per
                                  credit)                            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?                          Unreported
Please describe & list amounts.

Early Childhood Course Information
Average Frequency that individual EC              Unreported
courses are repeated:
Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed        Recommended taken in sequence
sequence?
Average number of Early Childhood                 30
students each advisor has:
Number of EC degrees awarded by type in           Unreported
the 2012-2013 school year:
Are there any programmatic changes                None
planned for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015
academic school years? If so, please list.

Articulation and Life Experience Credit
Do you have an Articulation agreement with        We have course equivalency guides with:
any 4- year schools? If yes, list the schools      University of Northern Iowa
and describe agreements                            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          We are in the process of creating agreements with:
an articulation agreement with any 4-year          Morningside
schools? If so please list and describe the        Northwestern
pending agreement.                                 Upper Iowa
Does the college offer credit towards degree      No
requirements for “life experience”?




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Additional Information
Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early        6
Childhood® IOWA Scholarships in 2012-
2013 school year:
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    No
on the program website and/or catalog?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    Yes
on the college’s financial aid website?
Are students required to verify their           Yes
immigration status prior to admission?
Do you have any Early Childhood Student         Yes
clubs or organizations?                          We have a Child Care Club
Are students encourage or required to join       Students are encouraged to join NAEYC
the National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC)?
What makes a degree from you college            Unreported
unique in comparison to others?




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Name of College:
                                                Iowa Valley District
                                                Marshalltown Community College
Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood        Patricia Brown
Department include name, email, phone,          pat.brown@iavalley.edu
and FAX:                                        Phone:641.844.5771
                                                FAX: Unreported
Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid      Matt Daniels
Office include name, email, phone, and          matt.daniels@iavalley.edu
FAX:                                            Phone: Unreported
                                                FAX: 641.752.8149
Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions         Amy Good
Office include name, email, phone, and          amy.good@iavalley.edu
FAX:                                            Phone: 641.844.5710
                                                FAX: Unreported
Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’        Zoe Thornton
Office include name, email, phone, and          zoe.thornton@iavalley.edu
FAX:                                            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            No
Online Consortium:

Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered
Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree     Early Childhood         Total Credit Hours
Offered                                         Credit Hours
A.A.S.                                          34                      64
Diploma                                         31                      37

CDA Information
Are Early Childhood courses clearly             Yes
earmarked as meeting CDA competency and
clock hour requirements? (In other words,
does your college offer the CDA core as
identified by the Alliance?)
Is course credit awarded when a student         No
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?

Early Childhood Program Information

Admission and Program Information
Is the college currently accredited by the      Yes
Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body?

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Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early         No
Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation
(ECADA):
If no, currently enrolled in the self-study      No
process for NAEYC Early Childhood
Associate Degree Accreditation?
Admission requirements for the Early             Unreported
Childhood Degree Program:
Specific prerequisites such as placement         Yes
tests or classes before students can enroll in    Student must take the Compass Test for
your Early Childhood Degree Program (In            mandatory placement for:
order to register in the early childhood             English
courses):                                            Math
Do you have satellite campuses with Early        No
Childhood courses? If so, list.
Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for     $174
the 2014-2015 school year:

Early Childhood Course Offerings
                                                 Sept. – Dec.       Jan. – May     June – Aug.
Average number of Early Childhood (EC)           5                  5              12
courses offered:
Average number of EC courses offered             5                  5              12
online:
Average number of EC courses offered in                                            12
accelerated format (6-8 weeks):
Average number of EC night courses (after        0                  0              0
5 pm):
Average number of EC courses offered on          0                  0              0
Saturdays:
Average number of courses instructed in          0                  0              0
Spanish:

Available Online Early Childhood Coursework
Name of course                       Course      Number       Offered as an        Any special
                                     number      of credits   online course in     information
                                                              which semesters      pertinent to
                                                              of the 2013-2014     this class to
                                                              school year          share?
Introduction to Early Childhood      ECE103      3            Yes
Education
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          ECE221      3            Yes
Education
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

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Tuition and Other Cost
                                  Resident Tuition (identify if      Non-Resident Tuition
                                  per course or per credit)          (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?                        Unreported
Please describe & list amounts.

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

Articulation and Life Experience Credit
Do you have an Articulation agreement with        We have course equivalency guides with:
any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools       University of Northern Iowa
and describe agreements.                           University of Iowa
                                                   Iowa State University
                                                  All courses transfer, some transfer as elective.
Are you presently working on formalizing          No
an articulation agreement with any 4-year
schools? If so, please list and describe the
pending agreement.
Does the college offer credit towards degree      No
requirements for “life experience”?

Additional Information
Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early          31
Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012-
2013 school year?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed       It is listed in the program brochure
on the program website and/or catalog?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed      No
on the college’s financial aid website?




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




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Name of College:
                                                Iowa Western Community College
Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood        Amy McGraw
Department include name, email, phone,          amcgraw@iwcc.edu
and FAX:                                        Phone: 712.325.6811
                                                FAX: Unreported
Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid      Lisa Morrison
Office include name, email, phone, and          lmorrison@iwcc.edu
FAX:                                            Phone: 712.325.3339
                                                FAX: 712.388.6803
Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions         Danielle Schmidt
Office include name, email, phone, and          dschmidt@iwcc.edu
FAX:                                            Phone: 712.325.3274
                                                FAX: 712.325.3720
Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’        Jill Clark
Office include name, email, phone, and          jclark@iwcc.edu
FAX:                                            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            No
Online Consortium:

Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered
Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree     Early Childhood            Total Credit Hours
Offered                                         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             Yes
earmarked as meeting CDA competency and          Iowa Western Child Development Certificate
clock hour requirements? (In other words,         offers the CDA core courses as identified by the
does your college offer the CDA core as           ECE Alliance.
identified by the Alliance?)                     Upon completion students will graduate with a
                                                  Child Development certificate.
Is course credit awarded when a student         No
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?




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Early Childhood Program Information

Admission and Program Information
Is the college currently accredited by the       Yes
Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body?
Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early         No
Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation
(ECADA):
If no, currently enrolled in the self-study      No
process for NAEYC Early Childhood
Associate Degree Accreditation?
Admission requirements for the Early              Complete application
Childhood Degree Program:                         Request transcripts for previous education
                                                  High school diploma or equivalent
Specific prerequisites such as placement          ACT or COMPASS Assessment required
tests or classes before students can enroll in    Completion of assessments recommended prior
your Early Childhood Degree Program (In            to registering in ECE courses
order to register in the early childhood          Developmental courses may be taken at the same
courses):                                          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        Yes
Childhood courses? If so, list.                   Clarinda
                                                  Harlan
                                                  Atlantic
                                                  Shenandoah
Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for      Iowa Resident: $135.00
the 2014-2015 school year:                        Non-Iowa Resident: $140.00

Early Childhood Course Offerings
                                                 Sept. – Dec.     Jan. – May       June – Aug.

Average number of Early Childhood (EC)           7-8              7-8              2
courses offered:
Average number of EC courses offered             2-3              5                1-2
online:
Average number of EC courses offered in          0                0                2-3
accelerated format (6-8 weeks):
Average number of EC night courses (after        3-4              3-4              0
5 pm):
Average number of EC courses offered on          3                3                0
Saturdays:
Average number of courses instructed in          0                0                0
Spanish:

Available Online Early Childhood Coursework

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Name of course                          Course       Number       Offered as an          Any special
                                        number       of credits   online course in       information
                                                                  which semesters        pertinent to
                                                                  of the 2013-2014       this class to
                                                                  school year            share?
Introduction to Early Childhood         ECE 103      3            Fall – hybrid
Education                                                         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            ECE 244      4            Fall Hybrid – meets
Interaction                                                       1st & 3rd Saturdays,
                                                                  half of course
                                                                  administered
                                                                  online

Tuition and Other Cost
                                     Resident Tuition                 Non-Resident Tuition
                                     (identify if per course or per   (identify if per course or per
                                     credit)                          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?                             Unreported
Please describe & list amounts.

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




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Articulation and Life Experience Credit
Do you have an Articulation agreement with      We have course equivalency guides with:
any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools     University of Northern Iowa
and describe agreements.                         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        No
an articulation agreement with any 4-year
schools? If so, please list and describe the
pending agreement.
Does the college offer credit towards degree    No
requirements for “life experience”?

Additional Information
Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early        5
Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012-
2013 school year?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed     Not at this time, but it will be added to the new
on the program website and/or catalog?            webpage
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    No
on the college’s financial aid website?
Are students required to verify their           Unknown
immigration status prior to admission? If
so, how?
Do you have any Early Childhood student         Yes
clubs or organizations?
Are students encouraged or required to join     Yes
the National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC)?
What makes a degree from your college            The Iowa Western Early Childhood program
unique in comparison to others?                   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.




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Name of College:
                                                 Kirkwood Community College
Key Contact Person(s) in Early Childhood         Melanie Nollsch
Department include name, email, phone,           Melanie.nollsch@kirkwood.edu
and FAX:                                         Phone: 319.398.1258
                                                 FAX: 319-398-1021
Key Contact Person(s) in the Financial Aid       One Stop Office:
Office include name, email, phone, and           Phone: 319.398.7600 or 877.386.9101
FAX:                                             FAX: 319.398.4928
                                                 http://www.kirkwood.edu/onestop
Key Contact Person(s) in the Admissions          One Stop Office:
Office include name, email, phone, and           Phone: 319.398.7600 or 877.386.9101
FAX:                                             FAX: 319.398.4928
                                                 http://www.kirkwood.edu/onestop
Key Contact Person(s) in the Registrars’         One Stop Office:
Office include name, email, phone, and           Phone: 319.398.7600 or 877.386.9101
FAX:                                             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             No
Online Consortium:

Certificates, Diplomas and/or Degrees Offered
Title of Certificate, Diploma and/or Degree      Early Childhood             Total Credit Hours
Offered                                          Credit Hours
Early Childhood Para-educator Certification      12                          18
(student will be eligible to apply for state
Para educator certification for Generalist
and Early Childhood Area of Concentration)
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              Yes
earmarked as meeting CDA competency and           We offer the CDA core as identified by the
clock hour requirements? (In other words,          Alliance.
does your college offer the CDA core as
identified by the Alliance?)
Is course credit awarded when a student          Yes
provides documentation for an earned CDA          We give 6 hours of elective credit.
credential? If yes, how many credit hours
are awarded? When are they awarded? Are
there any specific details about the process?




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Early Childhood Program Information

Admission and Program Information
Is the college currently accredited by the       Yes
Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools? If no, who is the accrediting body?
Is the program accredited by NAEYC Early         No
Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation
(ECADA):
If no, currently enrolled in the self-study      No
process for NAEYC Early Childhood
Associate Degree Accreditation?
Admission requirements for the Early              Complete application
Childhood Degree Program:                         Request transcripts for previous education
Specific prerequisites such as placement          ACT or COMPASS Assessment required
tests or classes before students can enroll in    Completion of assessments recommended prior
your Early Childhood Degree Program (In            to registering in ECE courses
order to register in the early childhood          Developmental courses may be taken at the same
courses):                                          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        Yes
Childhood courses? If so, list.                   Iowa City
Anticipated Tuition cost per credit hour for     Unsure at this time
the 2014-2015 school year:

Early Childhood Course Offerings
                                                 Sept. – Dec.     Jan. – May       June – Aug.
Average number of Early Childhood (EC)           10-11            11-12            2-3
courses offered:
Average number of EC courses offered             0                0                0
online:
Average number of EC courses offered in          0                0                2-3
accelerated format (6-8 weeks):
Average number of EC night courses (after        4                4-5              1
5 pm):
Average number of EC courses offered on          0                0                0
Saturdays:
Average number of courses instructed in          0                0                0
Spanish:




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Available Online Early Childhood Coursework
Name of course                        Course       Number        Offered as an           Any special
                                      number       of credits    online course in        information
                                                                 which semesters         pertinent to
                                                                 of the 2013-2014        this class to
                                                                 school year             share?
None available at this time

Tuition and Other Cost
                                  Resident Tuition                  Non-Resident Tuition
                                  (identify if per course or per    (identify if per course or per
                                  credit)                           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?                         On average, books cost around $500 per
Please describe & list amounts.                     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               Unreported
courses are repeated:
Do courses need to be taken in a prescribed        Yes
sequence?
Average number of Early Childhood                  200
students each advisor has:
Number of EC degrees awarded by type in            Unreported
the 2012-2013 school year:
Are any programmatic changes planned for           No
the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic
school years? If so, please list.

Articulation and Life Experience Credit
Do you have an Articulation agreement with         Yes, we have transfer plans with:
any 4-year schools? If yes, list the schools        Upper Iowa University
and describe agreements.                            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.




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Are you presently working on formalizing        No
an articulation agreement with any 4-year
schools? If so, please list and describe the
pending agreement.
Does the college offer credit towards degree    No
requirements for “life experience”?

Additional Information
Number of students with T.E.A.C.H. Early        16
Childhood® IOWA scholarships in 2012-
2013 school year?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    Yes
on the program website and/or catalog?
Is T.E.A.C.H. scholarship information listed    No
on the college’s financial aid website?
Are students required to verify their           Yes
immigration status prior to admission? If        We review their immigration documents.
so, how?
Do you have any Early Childhood student         No
clubs or organizations?
Are students encouraged or required to join     Yes
the National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC)?
What makes a degree from your college            Kirkwood Early Childhood students have the
unique in comparison to others?                   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




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