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About Early Childhood Education

Learning Begins at Birth

Butler offers several different programs in Early Childhood Education that prepares you to work in a child care facility. You can pursue a 30-hour certificate in Early Childhood Education or a two-year associate degree that enables you to go directly into the workforce or transfer to a university. You can take classes to earn your Child Development Associate credential as well. Also, many Butler courses can be selected for the Kansas Department of Health & Environment Director’s License. Whatever path you choose, we are here for you.

At Butler, You Can Gain Real-World Experience or Use Your Experience toward Earning Your Degree

Learn how to mold young minds with real-life educational techniques at Butler’s nationally accredited learning lab, the EduCare Center. This center is one of the only learning labs in the state. Earn real-world skills you can use throughout your career at the EduCare Center.

Make your professional experience work for you. You can take classes that count for the 120 required clock hours needed to earn a Child Development Associate credential through the CDA Council. If you have your CDA Certificate and documented in-service training hours, you can get credit toward your Associate Degree through our credit for prior learning option. All you have to do is take six credit hours (two Early Childhood classes) and three more Early Childhood classes will be placed on your transcript to represent the CDA hours you have documented —free of charge!

  • Use your CDA Certificate, along with your job experience, toward getting your Associate Degree
  • Call to find out how this exciting prior for credit learning will work for you