Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood students and professionals participated in the Belize 2015 School of Education International Field Experience:  Explore Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.




The School of Education offers two Bachelor of Science degree programs in Early Childhood Education

All early childhood degree programs are offered on Campbellsville's main campus.  Bachelor degree programs are offered as degree-completion programs for students completing associate degrees in early childhood at the following off-campus sites:

  • Louisville
  • Elizabethtown
  • Somerset

The School of Education offers an IECE Professional Specialty Option in the Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education (TL-MAE) Program.  For more information, visit the School of Education Graduate Webpage ro contact:

1.  Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE)

IECE Certificate to teach children birth through kindergarten.

The IECE Program prepares students to teach in a preschool and kindergarten in a Kentucky public school and to work as a Developmental Interventionist - a certified position serving families and their children birth to age three who are at risk for disabilities.  Candidates must meet admission requirements (See CAP 2 Application).  Graduates are required to pass IECE specialty exam (Praxis II - 0023 paper test or 5023 computer test) administered by ETS and successfully complete a one-year supervised internship for full certification.

2.  Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Non-Certified degree for classified positions and other careers in early childhood that do not require teacher certification. 

3.  Associate of Science Degree and a Director's Credential are also offered.  Courses leading to the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential are offered in partnership with Head Start Agencies.

Students with a Kentucky Childcare Commonwealth Credential receive credit for ECE 111. Students with a Child Development Associate credential receive credit for ECE 111 and ECE 140.

IECE Sources of Evidence (SE) [Forms and Information] 
Sources of Evidence (SoE) for Developmental Intervention
SoE 1:  Lesson Context for Developmental Intervention  1516
SoE 2:  Lesson Plan for Developmental Intervention  1516
SoE 4:  Lesson Analysis and Reflection for Developmental Intervention  1516

SoE 6:  Records and Communication for Developmental Intervention  1516

Sources of Evidence (SoE)
SoE 1:  IECE Lesson Context  1516

SoE 2:  IECE Lesson Plan  1516
SoE 4:  IECE Lesson Analysis and Reflection  1516

SoE 5:  Pre-Professional Growth Plan with Self-Assessment  1516
SoE 6:  Records and Communication  1516

SoE 7:  Professional Involvement Log  1516

SoE 8:  Student Growth  1516

IECE Collaborative Leadership Project  1516

IECE Unit Development  
IECE Unit Checklist  1516

IECE Unit Framework Overview and Weekly Schedule  1516

IECE K-W-H-L Template and Instructions  1515 K-W-H-L Sample  1516
IECE Curriculum Web Template  1516 Curriculum Web Sample  1516
IECE Team Agenda  1516 Curriculum Web Sample with ELO  1516
Planning Unit Objectives  1516

Informal Assessment Templates


ABC Event Sampling  Event Sampling
Anecdotal Note Frequency Count
Annotated Photo Class Log List - Self-Esteem
Checklist Class Log List - Social
Checklist - Gross Motor Language and Literacy Developmental Rating Scale
Checklist - Speech/Language Learning Log 
Checklist - Self-Help Skills/Adaptive             Literacy Rating Scale
Child Work Sample Rating Scale
Class Log List Running Records
Class Log List - Self-Esteem Specimen Record
Class Log List - Social Teacher Work Sample
Cognitive Tasks Time Sample