Early Childhood Education

  • First-year Early Childhood Education students operate a laboratory nursery school under the direction of the program’s teacher. The nursery school, located at the Career and Technical Education Center, gives students practical experience working with three- and four-year-old children. Second-year students gain practical experience working in two 10-week internships at local kindergarten classrooms, day-care centers or special education programs.

  • Skills Covered

    • Child Growth and Development
    • Environment
    • Curriculum
    • Health and Safety
    • Guidance
    • Observation and Assessment
    • Professionalism
    • Leadership


    Internship Experiences

    • Laboratory Nursery School
    • Local Child Care Centers
    • Elementary Schools (pre-K - grade 2)


    Opportunities for Additional Education in the Field

    • Office of Child and Family Services Certification Training - Foundations in Health and Safety
    • Mandated Reporter
    • Supervision of Children


    Potential Careers with CTE Training

    • Child Care Aide
    • Playground Monitor
    • Child-Friendly Businesses (Ex. Billy Beez)
    • Camp Counselor
    • Children's store
Early Childhood Education 2020-21
  • Potential Careers with Additional Training

    • Teacher
    • School Counselor
    • Therapist
    • Child Care Coordinator
    • Child Care Worker
    • Human Services Career