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Certifications And Credentials:

CDA: 12 points

Cost-free College Credits:

College Credits: 5 semester hours

Early Childhood Education prepares students for a career in education and childcare

Early Childhood Education provides a hands-on learning experience for students interested in a career in education and childcare. Students gain actual experience by working at local daycare centers, preschools, kindergartens, and special needs classrooms. They will also have the opportunity to earn certification at the conclusion of the program. This enables them to work in licensed childcare centers and to become licensed family care providers.

Students will be prepared to earn a Child Development Associate credential, which would enhance employability in fields related to early childhood education and care. With additional education, the student can prepare for a career as a teacher, parent educator, social work, or intervention specialist.

Skills Learned:

  • Safety and health issues
  • Nutrition
  • Child development
  • Quality childcare practices
  • First aid
  • CPR
  • Child abuse awareness
  • Lesson planning

Potential Careers:

  • Day Care/Nursery School Teacher
  • Licensing Specialist
  • Infant/Toddler Aide or Teacher
  • Family Care Provider/Nanny
  • Referral Specialist
  • Special Education/ Elementary Teacher Assistant
  • Children’s Library Aide
  • Day Care Director

With additional education:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Parent Educator
  • Social Worker
  • Intervention Specialist