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Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is rapidly developing as more information presents the importance of brain development in babies and young children. Gain experience and explore best practices for teaching developmental skills to young learners. 


PDF DocumentEarly Childhood Education Program Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS

  • Human growth and development
  • Child safety
  • Child advocacy
  • Development of age-appropriate activities
  • Lesson Planning
  • Work Experience
  • Teamwork and employability skills
  • Communication skills

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Counselor/social worker
  • Child advocate
  • Child provider/center director
  • Special education teacher
  • Speech pathologist
  • Early childhood psychologist

CERTIFICATIONS and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • English and/or math credit
  • Post-secondary articulated credit
  • Visual Performing Applied Arts credit
  • CPR and first aid certificate
  • Safe Schools training

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Making connections with guest speakers, field trips, and taking advantage of job shadows, co-op and work experiences gives students a head start in the field of early childhood education.

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with FCCLA, Skills USA, community volunteering, National Technical Honor Society and student council.