Early Childhood Scholarship

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Early Childhood Scholarship

It's a great time to join — or re-join — the Early Childhood Education workforce! KCC is an approved provider for the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program. This scholarship is offered to increase the number of highly qualified early childhood workers, and covers tuition and other expenses for those who qualify. In Fall 2023, 56 KCC students received a total of more than $150,000 in tuition and other assistance for the early childhood program. These scholarships do not have to be repaid.

You'll learn from teachers who have firsthand experience as early childhood educators. Continue your journey at KCC and soon you'll be in the career you were meant to have! Career paths can include pre-school teacher, infant toddler teacher, director of childcare program or home daycare provider.

Why Choose KCC?

Classes are in-person, online, and a hybrid of both, offering you several ways to fit your education in with the rest of your busy life.


We understand you have a life beyond your schoolwork. Our teachers care, and we show it!


Learn from those who have been in the field and have firsthand experience in early childhood.

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KCC is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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