Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education


The Early Childhood Education program prepares students for entry-level careers in child care and early education (PK-grade 3). Students will learn about the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of children. Those who work with this age group typically teach their students introductory concepts in language, math, science, social studies, and more. Early Childhood Education students participate in externship experiences (hands-on training) with toddlers, preschool, and early elementary grades.

Program of Study

Early Childhood Education Principles

Health, Safety and Nutrition

Observation and Assessment

Curriculum and Instruction

2 credits — English
2 credits Math
2 credits Science
2 credits Social Studies

CDA (Child Development Associate Credential)A student helps a small child complete a puzzle.
CPR & First Aid
Communicable Disease
Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Early Childhood Education Principles
Health, Safety and Nutrition 

Starting Wage: 

$9 - 13 per hour 

Career Opportunities
Child Care Provider 
Health, Safety and Nutrition
Preschool Teacher 
Elementary Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Social Worker

Is This You?
• I have high energy
• I enjoy teaching young children
• I am positive
• I can inspire

Student Organization
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