About Early Childhood Education

Some of a child’s most important lessons are taught before school begins.

Want to make an impact on a child’s ability to learn? You can’t do better than to study Early Childhood Education. When you consider that about 85 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of life, it’s apparent that being an early childhood teacher can put you on the front lines to improve student performance later in life.

Butler offers several different programs that will prepare you to work in a child care facility, as a paraprofessional or in Head Start, to name a few. You can pursue a two-year Associate degree that will enable you to continue your education at a four-year college, or you can earn a one-year certification. We also offer classes that can lead to a Child Development Associate credential or certification as an Early Childhood Associate Apprentice. Many courses can be selected for the Kansas Department of Health & Environment Director's License.