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Education – Early Childhood

Learning Starts At Birth.
Teaching Starts Here.

Rebecca M. | 2019 Grad

What You'll Learn

The early childhood education program (ECED) at Ivy Tech embraces the idea that learning is more meaningful when engaging in classroom activities. Students explore concepts supported by best practices and theories in ECED through the creation of hands-on learning experiences and curriculum that meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and young children. The early childhood education program focuses on childhood development and growth as well as adult-child relationships. It emphasizes appropriate environments and care for children as well as the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive areas of early childhood development.

From on-campus labs to community learning opportunities, the early childhood education program gives students a chance to practice and take a closer look at their emerging skills. Students take their skills to real early childhood education settings, earning real world experiences with children, community members, and current educators. This program includes various service-learning experiences, providing students with a sense of community.

 

Career Options

Graduates from the Early Childhood Education program have the opportunity to make the most of their degree, impacting the lives of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or students in K-3 classrooms. With a degree or certificate from this program, students can apply what they have learned to more jobs than people would realize. From teaching in a classroom to working as a full-time nanny, employment is in demand for this industry

Examples of jobs you can get once completing the Early Childhood Education program include:

  • Assistant Teacher
  • Child Care Director
  • Child Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Educator II
  • Early Head Start Teacher
  • Family Child Care Home Provider
  • Head Start Teacher
  • Home Childcare Owner
  • Infant Toddler Teacher
  • Nanny
  • Para-Educator for P-3
  • Preschool Director
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Teacher

Transfer as a Junior

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education also have the foundation needed to transfer to earn a bachelor's degree if desired. 

Degree Types Offered

Credential Type Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree Associate Degree – Transferable Degree Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC) Short-Term Certificates – known as Certificates (CT)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Online Option Available icon Associate of Science (AS) Transfer as a Junior (TSAP) icon Early Childhood Education Next-Level Jobs icon Child Development Associate (CDA) Process Accelerated Option Available icon Early Childhood Administration Early Childhood Classroom Support Professional Early Childhood CDA Process - Home Visitor Next-Level Jobs icon
A Good Fit If...
  • You want to graduate and enter a high-demand field right away
  • You enjoy working with young children and making an impact on their lives
  • You would like to pursue a bachelor's degree after Ivy Tech
  • You already have your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and want to take your education to the next level
  • You are looking for a certificate to obtain on your way to an associate's degree
  • You want to take the first step to your career in early childhood education
  • You are currently working in early childhood education and looking for a promotion
  • You want to have a certificate that meets various licensure requirements
  • You already have an associate degree in early childhood education or a bachelor's degree in any field and are looking for a leadership role with administrative duties
  • You are new to the field and looking to get started working in early childhood education or are looking to get started on our stackable early childhood credentials
  • You who have credit for ECED 101 Health Safety Nutrition but want to skill up in supportive interactions with children and classroom behavior guidance strategies

You are wanting to obtain a national credential for Home Visiting early childhood programs.  If you are interested in going into the family's home weekly, exploring their child's growth and development and helping parents explore how their relationship supports their child's development then you might be interested in being a home visitor.

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Length of Program 60 credit hours
4 semesters
60 credit hours
4 semesters
30 credit hours
2-4 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
21 credit hours
2 semesters
6 credit hours
1 semester
18 credit hours
2 semesters
Cost2 $10,204 $10,204 $5,102 $3,061 $3,571 $1,020 $3,061

Credential Type

A Good Fit If...

Where Offered

Length of Program

Cost2

Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Online Option Available icon
  • You want to graduate and enter a high-demand field right away
  • You enjoy working with young children and making an impact on their lives
See 16 locations 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204
Associate Degree – Transferable Degree
Associate of Science (AS) Transfer as a Junior (TSAP) icon
  • You would like to pursue a bachelor's degree after Ivy Tech
See 17 locations 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204
Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC)
Early Childhood Education Next-Level Jobs icon
  • You already have your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and want to take your education to the next level
  • You are looking for a certificate to obtain on your way to an associate's degree
See 17 locations 30 credit hours
2-4 semesters
$5,102
Short-Term Certificates – known as Certificates (CT)
Child Development Associate (CDA) Process Accelerated Option Available icon
  • You want to take the first step to your career in early childhood education
  • You are currently working in early childhood education and looking for a promotion
  • You want to have a certificate that meets various licensure requirements
See 20 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061
Early Childhood Administration
  • You already have an associate degree in early childhood education or a bachelor's degree in any field and are looking for a leadership role with administrative duties
See 16 locations 21 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,571
Early Childhood Classroom Support Professional
  • You are new to the field and looking to get started working in early childhood education or are looking to get started on our stackable early childhood credentials
  • You who have credit for ECED 101 Health Safety Nutrition but want to skill up in supportive interactions with children and classroom behavior guidance strategies
See 18 locations 6 credit hours
1 semester
$1,020
Early Childhood CDA Process - Home Visitor Next-Level Jobs icon

You are wanting to obtain a national credential for Home Visiting early childhood programs.  If you are interested in going into the family's home weekly, exploring their child's growth and development and helping parents explore how their relationship supports their child's development then you might be interested in being a home visitor.

See 18 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061

NATIONALLY ACCREDITED

Ivy Tech is proud to have many of our AS and AAS programs accredited.

Programs at many locations are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), signifying our commitment to providing high-quality educational and developmental experiences for children, birth through 8 years old.

Additionally, may of the early childhood education programs at Ivy Tech have also been recognized by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the NAEYC. See accreditations by campus

Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree

  • Children deserve to have highly competent early childhood educators teaching them from infancy to preschool. With an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, you can become a specialist in providing education to the youngest of learners. This career-ready program sets you up for success in the classroom the moment you graduate. 

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    Transfer Opportunities

    With this degree, graduates may be eligible to transfer their credits to a bachelor's degree program. For more information, reach out to an advisor.

    Time to Complete

    An Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree can be achieved in 4 semesters or about two years.

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to the AAS degree in Early Childhood Education is to complete one of the two certificates (CT) or the technical certificate (TC) offered by Ivy Tech while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level education careers existing in the local industry. 

    Certificates:

    Technical Certificate: 

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 60 credit hours:

    • 16 general education course credits
    • 32 program-specific course credits
    • 12 statewide elective credits

    View Course Descriptions 

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    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

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Associate Degree – Transferable Degree

  • Children deserve to have highly competent early childhood educators teaching them from infancy to preschool. With an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education, you can become a specialist in providing education to the youngest of learners. This transferrable degree program sets you up for earning your bachelor's degree. 

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Pursue a Bachelor's Degree After Ivy Tech

    Graduates of the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education can choose to transfer to a four-year college or university where they can earn a bachelor’s degree. Ivy Tech has two convenient programs to make transferring as simple as possible, and by starting your first two years of education at Ivy Tech, you can save upward of $10,000. See below for details, and talk to our transfer advocates for information about continuing your education after completing your AS degree at Ivy Tech.

    Time to Complete

    An Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education degree can be achieved in 4 semesters or about two years.

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to the AS degree in Early Childhood Education is to complete the technical certificate (TC) offered by Ivy Tech while working toward the degree. The certificate is designed to provide gateways toward entry-level education careers existing in the local industry. 

    Applicable TC: Early Childhood Education

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 60 credit hours:

    • 33 general education course credits
    • 26 program-specific course credits
    • 1 student success credit (college requirement)

    View Course Descriptions 

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    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

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Long-Term Certificate known as a Technical Certificate (TC)

  • The Technical Certificate (TC) in Early Childhood Education is the foundation for an associate's degree in this field. With this TC, you can increase your skills as an early childhood educator to provide developmentally appropriate education to our youngest learners. Go beyond the CDA by taking the next steps to further your educational journey.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    A TC in Early Childhood Education can be achieved in 2 semesters, or about one year.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 30 credit hours.

    View Course Descriptions

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    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

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Short-Term Certificates known as Certificates (CT)

  • The Certificate (CT) in Child Development Associate (CDA) Process is the best first step to enter the field of early childhood education. You can use this CT to meet Indiana state licensure requirements and Paths to Quality requirements for teachers in licensed early childhood education programs. This CT can also be used to help you get promoted in your current early childhood education position. 

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Time to Complete

    A CT in Child Development Associate (CDA) Process can be achieved in 2 semesters, or about one year.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 18 credit hours.

    View Course Descriptions

    SEARCH UPCOMING COURSES

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

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  • The Certificate (CT) in Early Childhood Administration is designed to build upon a student's previous higher education to strengthen their leadership and management skills.

    If you are interested in starting your own early childhood education program or taking on an administrative role at your employer, this certificate is a perfect first step. 

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Application Requirements

    Students pursuing the Early Childhood Administration CT must previously have earned an associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a bachelor’s degree in any field.

    Time to Complete

    A CT in Early Childhood Administration can be achieved in 2 semesters, or about one year.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 21 credit hours.

    View Course Descriptions 

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    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close
  • The Certificate (CT) in Early Childhood Classroom Support is a good first step for students who are new to the field and looking to get started working in early childhood education or are looking to get started on our stackable early childhood credentials. Students who already have credit for ECED 101 Health Safety Nutrition but want to skill up in supportive interactions with children and classroom behavior guidance strategies may want to take our brand new (offered starting Fall 2023) ECED 104 Supportive Interactions and Behavior Guidance course and earn the CT!

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    Time to Complete

    A CT in Early Childhood Classroom Support can be achieved in 8 weeks or 1 semester

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 6 credit hours.

    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close
  • Leads to applying for the Child Development Associate - CDA - credential for Home Visitors through the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington D.C. for employment as an Early Childhood Home Visitor.

    This is a certification process certificate. To enroll, student must be currently working with children ages 0-5 years as a Home Visitor and must have completed 480 hours of work experience as a Home Visitor before enrolling in the ECED 105 course. See program chair for further requirements.

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    Time to Complete

    A CT in Early Childhood Child Development Associate (CDA) Process - Home Visitor can be achieved in 2 semesters, or about one year.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 18 credit hours.

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Program Details

Education – Early Childhood is offered at 23 Ivy Tech locations in Indiana. Each location offers a unique combination of certificate and degree options:

Campus Child Development Associate (CDA) Process CT Early Childhood Administration CT Early Childhood Classroom Support Professional CT Early Childhood CDA Process - Home Visitor CT Early Childhood Education TC Associate of Science (AS) Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Anderson X X X X X X X
Batesville X
Bloomington X X X X X X X
Columbus X X X X X X X
Elkhart X X X X X
Evansville X X X X X X X
Fort Wayne X X X X X X X
Hamilton County X X X X X X X
Indianapolis X X X X X X X
Kokomo X X X X X X X
Lafayette X X X X X X
Lake County at Crown Point X X X X
Lake County at East Chicago X X
Lake County at Gary X X X X
Lawrenceburg X X
Madison X X X X
Marion X X X X X X X
Muncie X X X X X X
Richmond X
Sellersburg X X X X X X X
Shelbyville X X X
South Bend X X X X X X X
Terre Haute X X X X X X X

CT — Certificate (short-term); TC — Technical Certificate (long-term); WFC — Workforce Certification.

Is Early Childhood Education Right for Me?

  • Do you enjoy working with young children?
  • Are you motivated by helping others?
  • Do you have patience with people?
  • Are you comfortable working in an environment where you are in charge of a large group of young children?
  • Do you want to start an in-demand job?

Does This Sound Like You?

If you thought "yes" to any of the questions above, a career in early childhood education may be just what you are looking for! Take the next step to get started or speak with your local advisor to learn more. 

APPLY NOW   REQUEST More INFO

Prerequisite Courses for Early Childhood Education

Students coming to Ivy Tech with their high school diploma or equivalent can start straight into the degree program without completing any prerequisite courses as long as they are considered college ready by the knowledge assessment.

No Expiration of Credits

There is no expiration date for course credits that were earned in previous years from Ivy Tech Community College.

Transfer Credit for Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses completed at colleges other than Ivy Tech will only be considered for general education selection points if transfer credit has been awarded and courses appear on the Ivy Tech transcript prior to the application deadline.

TR grades are not recognized by the online application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that transfer credit has been awarded and that TR grades are updated to transfer letter grades (TA, TB, TC) on their Ivy Tech transcript.

It is recommended that college transcripts be submitted to the Registrar’s office for evaluation and transfer credit at least 4 weeks prior to the program application deadline to ensure adequate time for processing.

Early Childhood Education Courses

Descriptions of courses can be found in our online course catalog. View required classes and course descriptions for:

Upcoming Classes

See when specific classes will be offered by searching our class list in Schedule Builder. First, select the semester you’re looking for and then enter the name of the class in the search bar. 

Search for Upcoming Classes

If you’re a current student, upcoming classes are easy to find in Schedule Builder in MyIvy.

Class Formats

While many courses are offered both online and on-campus, hands-on educational experiences require in-person instruction. 

Big Dreams? Go for Honors

If you're motivated and want a more robust, personalized academic experience, consider enhancing your associate degree in Early Childhood Education by pursuing an Honors pathway. Honors courses are fully virtual with opportunities to meet and network with honors students and faculty across the state. The coursework is designed to support a student’s spirit of inquiry and intellectual growth, as well as foster multicultural awareness and leadership. View eligibility requirements

Graduating with an Early Childhood Education degree with an Honors pathway can help you stand out as a high-achieving college student, boost your resume, and help you land an acceptance letter to a top four-year college or university.

LEARN ABOUT HONORS

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Ivy Tech does not have a deadline for admission. Our 8-week class sessions start throughout the year—in January, March, June, August, and October—and there is no hard deadline for applying for any of the start dates. It's important, though, to apply early enough that you'll be able to complete all the degree planning, financial aid, and registration activities that need to happen before your first day. We recommend you apply about one month before you intend to start classes. See upcoming start dates

Steps to Apply

(1) Apply to Ivy Tech

If you’ve never applied to Ivy Tech Community College before (or if it’s been two years since you last attended classes here), your first step is to apply to Ivy Tech. You can apply online or in person. To apply in person, reach out to your local admissions team and arrange a meeting. Or, stop by any campus on any Tuesday for Tuesdays@TheTech to receive personal assistance with applying and registering for classes.

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(2) Submit Assessment Documents

After you submit your application, you'll be asked to upload documentation—such as SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or high school and college transcripts—that can assess your readiness for college-level coursework and help us make sure you are taking classes that are the right fit for you. How to upload assessment documents

If you don't have your scores or transcripts at your fingertips, don’t worry. Go ahead and submit your application. You can go back to upload assessment documents at any time until the end of the term for which you applied.

(3) Look for a Confirmation Email

Once your application is processed, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address provided on your application. Typically the email will arrive within 1-2 business days of submission, but during peak processing periods (April-June) could take up to 5-10 business days.

The email will contain instructions on how to register for classes, as well as important information regarding your Ivy Tech student portal (MyIvy account), tuition, payment options, and more.

(4) Create an Account in MyIvy

MyIvy is Ivy Tech's online student portal. Students use MyIvy to check e-mail, register for classes, pay tuition, manage financial aid, get the latest news and announcements, and much more. MyIvy also contains "QuickLinks" to the Ivy Tech websites and online tools you will use most often. Learn more about MyIvy

For first-time user instructions and other MyIvy tips: View/Print MyIvy Help Sheet

(5) Course Placement

Before you can register for classes you will need to submit documentation or complete an assessment test. Your test scores can help us determine the best English and math starting classes for you. See the Test Score Course Placement Chart

If you submitted assessment documentation during the application process, your advisor will likely be able to work with those documents to determine course placement and you won't need to take any further steps. If you don't have any of those documents or the scores don't meet minimum thresholds, don’t worry! Your advisor will direct you to complete our free Knowledge Assessment to help develop your customized learning path to better prepare you for courses. 

(6) Register for Classes

Once you have completed the steps above, you may register for classes. Ivy Tech students register for courses using the Schedule Builder tool which can be accessed within MyIvy. If you are a new, first-time Ivy Tech student, we recommend that you meet with your advisor who will help you develop your Academic Completion Plan and help you sign up for courses that are the best fit for you.

For a complete list of registration steps, including detailed registration steps, deadlines, and information about holds, withdrawals, waitlists, and refunds, visit our Registration 101 page.

(7) Pay Your Tuition

After registering for your courses, your bill can be viewed in your MyIvy account > Student Dashboard- > View/Pay Balance. Payments can also be made in your MyIvy account. For complete information about payments, including payment options, payment plans, how to make immediate payments, due dates, information about refunds, and more, visit our Payments page.

NAEYC Logo

Ivy Tech is proud to have many of our AS and AAS programs accredited.

Many of the early childhood education programs at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The accreditation terms vary by individual campus, as you can see below.

NAEYC Annual Report Outcome Measures

Accreditation by Campus

Anderson and Muncie 

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College Anderson and Muncie are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The current accreditation term runs from July 2022 through December 2024.

South Bend/Elkhart

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College South Bend/Elkhart are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The current accreditation term runs from March 2018 through March 2025.

Lafayette

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The current accreditation term runs from July 2022 through December 2024.

Lake County

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College Lake County are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The current accreditation term runs from March 2018 through March 2025.

Evansville

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College Evansville are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The current accreditation term runs from July 2022-December 2024.

Terre Haute

The AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The current accreditation term runs from July 2018 through July 2025.

Sellersburg

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College Sellersburg are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The current accreditation term runs from June 2020 through July 2022.

Bloomington

The AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The current accreditation term runs from July 2022 through December 2024.

Indianapolis

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  The accreditation term runs from July 2017 through July 2024.

Fort Wayne

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Fort Wayne campus are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The accreditation term runs from July 2022 through December 2024.

Kokomo and Logansport

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The current accreditation term runs from July 2022 through December 2024.

Columbus

The AS in Early Childhood Education and the AAS in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Columbus campus are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org.
The accreditation term runs from July 2017 through July  2024.

Local Program Contacts & Info

For more information, contact:
   
Elizabeth Stelle
Department Chair, Education
812-330-6282
estelle2@ivytech.edu

For more information, contact: 

Allison Coburn
Program Chair, Early Childhood Education
(812) 374-5205
acoburn8@ivytech.edu

Contact:

Sharon Koch
skoch12@ivytech.edu
219-981-1111, x2328

Andrea Boberg 
Asst. Prof/Program Chair
812-492-0140
aboberg@ivytech.edu 

Cynthia Kumfer
Associate Professor
Early Childhood Education Program Chair 
ckumfer@ivytech.edu
260-481-2239

For more information, contact: 

Allison Coburn
Program Chair, Early Childhood Education
(812) 374-5205
acoburn8@ivytech.edu

Tiffany Lehman, Department Chair for Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education

tlehman33@ivytech.edu

317-921-4300 ext. 087929

Learn More About the Program

Heather Bernt-Santy
Program Chair, Early Childhood Education
Email: hberntsanty@ivytech.edu
Telephone: 765-269-5355

Contact:

Sharon Koch
skoch12@ivytech.edu
219-981-1111, x2328

For more information, contact:

Amanda M. Purcell, M.Ed. Associate Professor & Program Chair of Education, Liberal Arts, General Studies, & Student SuccessActing Dean, School of Arts, Sciences, & Education(812) 537-4010 ext. 5235apurcell15@ivytech.edu

Department Chair, Education
Linda Taylor 
ltaylor105@ivytech.edu
574-289-7001x5376

Contact Us to Learn More

Kristen Pickering
Program Chair, Early Childhood
812-298-2386 | kpickering@ivytech.edu

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812-429-1435
evansville-admissions@ivytech.edu

Evansville Admissions Office
3501 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

Fax: 812-429-9878

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

260-480-4268
fortwayne-sasupport@ivytech.edu

Fort Wayne Admissions Office
3701 Dean Drive, Student Life Center, Room SL 101
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Lafayette.

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET

317-916-6301
AskFranklin@ivytech.edu

Franklin Admissions Office
2205 McClain Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
lakecounty-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Arts & Science Building Admissions
3491 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
mfrank35@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Admissions
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Monday–Friday, by Appointment Only

317-921-4300

Hamilton County Admissions Office
300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1-888-489-5463

Indianapolis Admissions Office
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
kokomo-enrollment@ivytech.edu

Kokomo Admissions Office
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5200
lafayette-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lafayette Admissions Office
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 1233
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see contact information for their Admissions department.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

1-888-489-5463

Lawrence Admissions Office
9301 East 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216

Join the line for virtual assistance →

For School of Health Sciences inquiries:
Elinor Sutton
9301 E. 59th Street, Suite 329
Indianapolis, IN 46216
317-921-4800 ext 084451
school-of-healthsciences-generalinformation@ivytech.edu

 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-537-4010 ext. 5305
R11express@ivytech.edu

Lawrenceburg Admissions Office
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
kokomo-enrollment@ivytech.edu

Logansport Admissions Office
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-265-2580, ext. 4121
etingle2@ivytech.edu

Madison Admissions Office
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3418
marion-admissions@ivytech.edu

Marion Admissions Office
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3418 to schedule an appointment.

K–14 Initiatives
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
765-651-3100, ext. 3418
shancock1@ivytech.edu

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-289-2291, ext. 1233
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

Muncie Admissions Office
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47305

Fax: 765-282-2414

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4026
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

New Castle Admissions Office
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Fax: 765-282-2414

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202
richmondenrollment@ivytech.edu

Richmond Admissions Office
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Richmond.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4504
seladm@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Admissions Office
8204 Highway 311, Pfau Hall, Room A2
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-289-7001, ext 6858
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Admissions Office
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

Jed Duvick- Assist Director of Enrollment

jduvick@ivytech.edu

574-289-7001 ext. 5379

 

Enidza Deynes-Wallace - Elkhart Recruiter

edeyneswallace@ivytech.edu 

574-830-0375 ext. 5303

812-547-7915

Tell City Career and Technology Center
1034 31st Street
Tell City, IN 47586

Fax: 812-547-7916

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2280
acox87@ivytech.edu

Terre Haute Admissions
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-316-4325
jlackey20@ivytech.edu

Warsaw Admissions Office
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

Questions About the Program?

Future Students

If you’re not yet an Ivy Tech student, contact us at 1-888-489-5463 and we’ll be happy to help.

Current Students

Contact your academic advisor, who can answer any questions you have about the Education – Early Childhood program and your certificate and degree options.

Find Local Advising Contact Info

Don't see a nearby Advising location? Call 1-888-489-5463 and we'll get you started.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-643-7133
askanderson@ivytech.edu

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-934-3954
R11express@ivytech.edu

Batesville Advising
1 Ivy Tech Drive
Batesville, IN 47006

Fax: 812-934-4590

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
By Appointment

812-330-6013, Option #2
bl-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Bloomington Advising
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

Email to set up an appointment: bloomington-eec@ivytech.edu 

Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Janet Sharp
812-900-4772
jsharp19@ivytech.edu

Columbus Advising
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-825-9394, ext. 6121
cbottomley2@ivytech.edu

Connersville Advising
717 W 21st Street
Connersville, IN 47331

Fax: 765-825-4516

Phone and Zoom meetings available by request. Call 765-825-9394, ext. 6121.

Call for availability

765-269-5682
aclark505@ivytech.edu

Crawfordsville Advising
2255 Phil Ward Boulevard
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Crown Point
9900 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-830-0375
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

Elkhart Advising
22531 County Road 18
Goshen, IN 46528

Enrollment Services/Student Affairs Hours: Effective January 2024:
Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First week of classes in January and August: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

812-492-0531
evansville-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Evansville Academic Advising Center
3501 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

Sign Up for a Call Back
Fax: 812-429-9878

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

260-480-4125

Fort Wayne Advising
3701 Dean Drive, Harshman Hall, Room 1015
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Academic Advisors by Program

Fax: 260-480-4252

Monday–Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5820
hwunder@ivytech.edu

Frankfort Advising
251 E Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041

Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

franklin-advising@ivytech.edu

Franklin Advising
2205 McClain Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

Lake County Advising at Gary
3491 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
ahooping@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Advising
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Advising by Appointment
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

317-921-4300
askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu

Hamilton County Advising Center
300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Sign Up to Get a Call Back →

Zoom Video Call
Email askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Advising Team
Ginny Leonard, Director of Academic Advising 
Advisor for: Exploratory/Undecided students
vleonard5@ivytech.edu 

Jenny Atkisson, Academic Advisor  
Advisor for: School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain programs, School of Public and Social Services programs, and Psychology
jatkisson3@ivytech.edu

Chris Waltz, Academic Advisor
Advisor for: General Studies, Liberal Arts and Education
cwaltz8@ivytech.edu 

Nicole DeSalle, Academic Advisor  
Advisor for: School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Science and School of IT
jatkisson3@ivytech.edu

 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

(317) 917-5715
Indy-Advising@ivytech.edu

Indianapolis Advising
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Kokomo Advising
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5630
lf-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Lafayette Advising
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 2117
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see contact information for their Advising department.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Indianapolis.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-537-4010 ext. 5305
R11express@ivytech.edu

Lawrenceburg Advising
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Logansport Advising
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947

Monday & Wednesday , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-256-2580, ext. 4502

Madison Advising Center
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Fax
812-265-4028

Zoom Video Calls
Available by appointment only. Call 812-256-2580, ext. 4502 to make an appointment. 

Advising Team
Tricia Miracle
812-265-2580 ext. 4137
tmiracle2@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 812-510-3844
Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours: Wednesdays 9:00-1:00pm & Thursdays 2:00-5:30pm
Zoom Link

Lisa Kelley
812-265-2580 ext. 4163
lkelley3@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 502-414-1597
Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays 1:30pm-5pm & Thursdays 8:30am-12pm
Zoom Link

Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3304
marion-advising@ivytech.edu

Marion Advising
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3304 to schedule an appointment.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday (virtually), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

765-289-2291, ext. 1215
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

Muncie Advising
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47305

All appointments can be setup virtually. Email askMuncie@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
Friday (virtually), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4032
kterrell36@ivytech.edu

New Castle Advising
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Zoom Video Call
Email kterrell36@ivytech.ed to schedule.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202
lpowell91@ivytech.edu

Richmond Local Enrollment
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

765-932-7191
mroller1@ivytech.edu

Rushville Advising
330 N Main Street
Rushville, IN 46173

Virtual meetings or appointments by request. Call 765-932-7191.

Fax: 765-932-5263

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (5-6 pm by appointment only)
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4309
sl-advising@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Academic Advising Center
8204 Hwy 311, Pfau Hall, G6
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-289-7001
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Advising Department
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Evansville.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2554
aharnack@ivytech.edu

Academic Advising Center
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

By Appointment Only
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

Drop-in Advising Day (No Appointment Required) Tuesdays 8am-5pm CT

219-464-8514 ext. 4720
askvalparaiso@ivytech.edu

Valparaiso Academic Advising
3100 Ivy Tech Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Call for an appointment

574-267-5428

Warsaw Advising
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

24 hours a day, 7 days a week (se habla español)

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