Early Childhood Education
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The Early Childhood curriculum includes instruction in the planning and supervision of developmentally appropriate activities for children. Other areas of study include safety practices, first aid, human growth and development, community and social problems, basic psychology, nutrition, special needs, program management and professionalism.
Students have an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in the laboratory preschool.
The students, upon completion of the Early Childhood Education program, will have CPR/First Aid Certification and TECE 1 and 2 certification.
PHYSICAL SKILLS & ABILITIES
See your guidance counselor to learn about physical considerations required for this career program.
ACADEMIC / EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
Practical application of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportions, measurement, and practical algebra. Business Math: Interest rates, graphs, deductions, pay forms, measurements, percentage, fractions, proportions, etc. Algebra: Deal with system of real numbers linear, and quadratic functions, and inverse functions; related algebraic solution of equations and inequalities, and probability and statistical inference. Geometry: Plane and solid and rectangular coordinates.
LANGUAGE / ENGLISH SKILLS
Read newspapers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format.
Demonstrate technical competencies in the interpretation of scientific processes and principles, utilization of measurements, and operation of specific scientific equipment. Be able to demonstrate competencies in the interpretation of scientific process and principles of body science, chemistry, and physical science.
POST-SECONDARY CAREER PATHS
Two-year technical degree study in a wide variety of human services fields. Four-year professional degree study in teaching and other human services fields.
Child Care Provider Child Care Teacher
* with continuing education.
Starting minimum wage up to $10/hr and beyond with additional education and experience.