Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Hawkeye Community College prepares students for a rewarding career nurturing the growth and development of children. Students acquire basic knowledge about the child care and education field, child development from birth to adolescence, and appropriate practices in working with children.

Students gain hands-on experience by participating in opportunities in a variety of local early childhood programs, including Head Start centers, preschool programs, and child care centers, such as the Hawkeye Child Development Center.

Students must pass the Department of Human Services criminal history record check and a national FBI fingerprint check before being placed in field experience courses.

Evening Program

Earn a degree in the evening! Eight-week hybrid courses (partially face-to-face, partially online) are offered 6:00-7:15pm and 7:30-8:45pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. This evening sequence of study coincides with the Bachelor of Arts evening program at Upper Iowa University to ease your transition in completing your degree.

The Hawkeye Child Development Center will be open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Transfer Information

The Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science degree has an articulation agreement with the Prekindergarten-Grade 3 Bachelor of Arts degree at Upper Iowa University.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
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Jane Huebner
Black Hawk Hall 238
319-296-2329 ext.1431
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Tami McCoy
Black Hawk Hall 238
319-296-2329 ext.1298
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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
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