Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Overview

Students play ring around the rosey with preschoolers.The Early Childhood Education program prepares students for entry-level careers in child care and preschool. Students in this program also have the opportunity to earn college credits that could be applied to further their education to earn an associates or bachelors degree in early childhood education. Students will learn about child development, child care rules and regulations, teaching strategies, classroom environment, guidance techniques, and developing relationships with families. Early Childhood Education students participate in hands-on training with preschool and early elementary aged children. They prepare lessons and activities and teach concepts in literacy (reading and writing) and math, science, social studies through creative and hands-on methods.
 

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

Students play with homemade slime.      Credentials:
      CDA (Child Development Associate Credential)
      CPR & First Aid
      Communicable Disease
      Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

      CTAGS:
      Early Childhood Education Principles
      Health, Safety and Nutrition 

      Starting Wage: 

      $9 - 13 per hour 

 

Career Opportunities

Child Care Provider 
Preschool Teacher 
Elementary Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Counselor
Social WorkerA student helps a small child complete a puzzle.

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

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