ECACE Scholarship Available to Current ECE Professionals
ECE professionals, you may be able to continue your professional education at no cost.
Start your career in early childhood education
Harper College offers several degree specializations and certificates to begin your
career in early childhood education or add teaching credentials. Harper offers Early
Childhood Education degrees with Teacher, Director and Infant/Toddler specializations,
as well as numerous transfer options.
Harper instructors are highly credentialed and experienced educators who make classroom
theory come alive through interactive experiences and teaching practices.
Earn a career-ready or transfer degree
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. This
is one degree with different areas of specialization. Coursework in the A.A.S. will
also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. Speak with your advisor about the best courses
to take to meet your academic goals.
Step 2. Send a copy of your current CDA certificate to the ECE department at email@example.com. Include your full name and contact information with email address. The state of
Illinois limits one CDA per student.
Step 3. During the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, all fees are being paid for with grant
(6 credit hours x $30 per credit hour = $180). No payment is needed.
Step 4. The ECE Faculty will review your submission to determine if credits have been earned.
If you have successfully earned course credits, they will be posted to your permanent
record as ungraded credit but will not show on your end of semester grade report.
Explore Early Childhood Education Careers
Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Early Childhood Education degree/certificate
programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including
salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Early Childhood Education Careers page.