Early Childhood

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In partnership with Child Focus, our area’s industry leader in Earlyn Learning and Behavioral Health

programs serving 20,000 children, families and adults. Programs include Head Start for ages prenatal

to Kindergarten as well as before & after school programs for K-5 students. This program prepares

you for an entry-level career at Child Focus or other early education (ages birth–five) provider. It also provides

a solid foundation if you should decide to pursue a career in early childhood

education at the college level. You will gain research-based, hands-on training

through our onsite Child Focus Head Start preschool and learn from the experts.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Early Childhood Ed. Principles: Learn developmentally appropriate

practices; legal, ethical and organizational issues; and the challenge of

teaching and caring for young children with diverse needs

Health, Safety, and Nutrition: Practice skills in first aid and CPR, identify

signs and symptoms of common health issues and diseases, and develop

meal and snack menus for young children.

Curriculum and Instruction for ECE: Determine instructional goals, create

lesson plans, observe and assess children’s growth and development.

ECE Observation and Assessment: Analyze children’s behavior, record

and categorize learner progress, and use observation to diagnose problems.

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

CTAG College Credit: 5 semester hours

Child Development Associate Credential-CDA (12 points)

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Certificate (1 point)

Communicable Disease Prevention Certificate (1 point)

CPR/First Aid (1 point)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Immediate Employment

Childcare Provider • Daycare Teacher • Preschool Aide •

Au Pair/Nanny

With Additional Training & Education

Daycare Director • Preschool Director • Head Start/Preschool Teacher •

Certified Teacher