About this course
Hawkeye Community College prepares students for a rewarding career nurturing the growth and development of children. Students acquire basic knowledge about the child care and education field, child development from birth to adolescence, and appropriate practices in working with children.
Students gain hands-on experience by participating in opportunities in a variety of local early childhood programs, including Head Start centers, preschool programs, and child care centers, such as the Hawkeye Child Development Center.
Students must pass the Department of Human Services criminal history record check and a national FBI fingerprint check before being placed in field experience courses.