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Program Overview

MCC Campus(s):Penn Valley
Program Coordinator: Jennifer Copeland, 816.604.4208, ST 310A

Degree and Certificates Awarded


The Early Child Education and Development Department (ECED) at MCC-Penn Valley is recognized as a leader in providing comprehensive education for aspiring early childhood and youth professionals. ECED offers college credit courses on and off campus, via internet, television and field-based methods of instruction. Schedules are designed to meet the needs of the student.

Our state-of-the art child care center was built to complement the existing Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program, providing students with opportunities for internships and observation.

To Apply

Students must complete the following process:

1. Complete the MCC-Penn Valley admissions process.

2. Complete a background check by going to:

3. Attend the New Student Welcome. 

Every student in the ECED program should be aware that the Missouri State Board of Education may refuse to issue or renew, or may suspend or revoke a certificate of license to teach if an individual has pleaded or been found guilty of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude whether or not sentence is imposed; upon evidence that the certificate was obtained by fraud, deception, misrepresentation or bribery; upon evidence of incompetence, immorality or neglect of duty; or if the certificate holder is subject to discipline in another state.