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)
Childcare Provider • Daycare Teacher • Preschool Aide •
With Additional Training & Education
Daycare Director • Preschool Director • Head Start/Preschool Teacher •