Early Childhood Education (Certificate)

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Child Care and Support Services Management. 190708


Program Information

This is a vocationally oriented program and includes 30 hours of Early Childhood Education courses. Students may add general education requirements to this certificate and additional early childhood hours to complete an associate’s degree. Any exceptions to the list of required courses for this certificate must be approved by the Department Chair of Early Childhood Education, Teresa Thompson,, 316-323-6883.


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 subject courses with a CD indicator. All students are rquired 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.orgwww.kcsl.orge, and Contact information for Department Chair, Teresa Thompson:; 316-323-6883.




Entrance Requirements



Butler Community College (IV)

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Butler Community College

Local WIB

4 - Workforce Investment Area IV

Type of Attainment:


Name of Credential


Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Grants, Scholarships, Loans, Student Employment

Refund Policy

Refer to catalog or Admissions.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$500.00 Estimate per semester

Testing/Exam Fees

$15.00 BCC Placement Test, $25 Non-Butler student

In-State/District Tuition

$3,900.00 In-state tuition

Other Fees

$62.00 Minimum technology access charge. Check tuition/fee schedule for more information.

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$5,700.00 Out-of-state tuition

Registration Fee

$15.00 Enrollment fee per semester

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

25-2011.00Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
$18.12 per hour
Required Certification: N/A
25-2051.00Special Education Teachers, Preschool
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, Kansas 67042

Phone Number

(316) 321-2222

Last Updated

Aug 28, 2023


Oct 28, 2004


Apr 19, 2020

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