Early Childhood Education Program
Preview of the Early Childhood Education 2020-21 program. Information subject to be updated.
Early Childhood students work toward earning the Child Development Associate Credential by having 120 hours of child care training and 480 contact hours with children before taking the CDA exam and on-site teaching evaluation by a professional development specialist.
Students in this program will learn:
- To establish and maintain a safe; healthy; learning environment
- To advance physical and intellectual competence
- To support social and emotional development while providing positive discipline
- To establish positive and productive relationships with families
- To ensure a well-run purposeful program that is responsive to participant needs
- To maintain a commitment to professionalism
Early Childhood Education Career Options
Students who have completed this program are prepared for careers as:
- Day Care Head Teacher
- Elementary Teacher Aide
- Head Start Assistant
- Home Day Care Provider
- Institutional Attendant
- Nursery School Aide
- Recreation Aide
- Special Education Aide
- **You must earn your CDA Credentials for these positions**
Early Childhood Education Industry Credentials
Child Development Associate (CDA) from the Council of Professional Recognition, a nationally recognized credential that offers 12 points towards graduation requirements.
Students will also be eligible to become certified in the following areas:
- Communicable Diseases (1 credit)
- Child Abuse (1 credit)
- OSHA (1 credit)
- CPR (1 credit)
Early Childhood Education Industry Organization
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