This program will prepare you to direct a center of up to 100 children as well as teach within a childcare center or operate a licensed home daycare.
Butler Community College is committed to flexible pathways for our student’s success. Courses are offered in varying delivery formats; face-to-face, blended and online. When reviewing this pathway, please check the Class Schedule to identify which format the course is offered to make sure you are selecting the delivery modality that fits your needs.
The EduCare Center Learning Lab on the Butler of El Dorado Campus is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Students must have completed a health physical on the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) form before participating in the required program practicums CD 223 and CD 224. Criminal checks will be required for all Early Childhood Education students at the beginning of a practicum and/or at the time of employment in a licensed childcare center. All students must achieve grades of C or better in all subjercts courses with a CD indication. All students are required to have taken Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR. There are 9 Health and Safety subject areas a newly hired staff member at a KDHE licensed site has to have completed within 30 calendar days of being hired or acting as a volunteer counted within the ratio. Students may find these trainings on the following sites: www.kccto.org, www.kcsl.org, and www.ks.train.org.