EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Qualified Students in Early Childhood Education experience the opportunity to apply their child development and teaching skills daily, working with children in the on-site Kiddie Tech Child Care Center.  In addition to a variety of classroom activities, students learn hands-on with infants, toddlers, and preschool age children.  Students present a series of learning and developmental activities in the child care facility, practicing and refining their creative teaching skills, as well as learning the basics in caring for and managing children. In partnership with Junior Achievement, students have the opportunity to teach in classrooms in local school districts.

 

 

 

COURSES OF STUDY

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program will study a variety of subjects, not limited to:

Early childhood education students works with a group of children

  • Healthy Learning Environments
  • Physical and Intellectual Competence
  • Social and Emotional Development in Children
  • Positive Guidance Techniques
  • Professionalism
  • Using Teaching Aids
  • Preparing Learning Activities
  • Health and Safety Functions
  • Prenatal Development and Child Birth
  • Computer Skills for Teaching
  • Supervising Day Care Activities
  • Clerical and Administrative Skills
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    CAREER POTENTIAL

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Students who successfully complete the Early Childhood Education program may look forward to careers in the following fields after continued study/work experience, not limited to:

    An early childhood education student digs in sand with a group of pre-schoolers.

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Child Care Director
  • Child Care Center Owner/Operator
  • Child Care Instructor
  • Nanny
  • Assistant Group Supervisor
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