The need for quality early childhood educators is at an all-time high. At McCook Community College you will gain the skills and understanding necessary to support children and families as they pass through the early years of development.

A faculty advisor helps students personalize their program of study as they work toward certificates, diplomas and transfer degrees with a focus on hands-on experiences in the on-campus Child Development Center. Through real experiences with children, students develop the confidence and work experience necessary to excel.

Our world needs dedicated, talented people to inspire the development of children. Together, we can create a world that enables all youth to receive a solid foundation to their future.

  • Pre-school teacher
  • Birth -3 grade teacher
  • Paraeducator
  • Head Start program positions
  • Director of a child care center
  • In home child care
  • Child care teacher
  • Nanny agencies
  • Childcare Worker
  • Teacher Assistants

Cost Estimate

$20,092 (based on $112 per credit hour for 61 credits plus room & board, and 19-meal plan.)

Many students complete their AA or AS degree at MPCC, then transfer to a 4 year college or university to receive their bachelor degree. Each college transfer requirement are different, please meet with Tyler Esch or Loretta Hauxwell early in your program to make plans specific to your degree goals.

Students working with children must be certified in First Aid/CPR, pass a finger print screening through the State Patrol, and have clearance on the Child and Adult Abuse Registry.

Tyler Esch
Family & Consumer Sciences Instructor

Loretta Hauxwell
Family & Consumer Sciences Instructor