Off-Canvas

Early Childhood

Interested in working with young children? Are you wanting a class that offers real world training? Our Early Childhood Education program is designed just for you! ECE not only gives valuable classroom instruction, it allows you to put your knowledge to the test in an authentic setting. Students will begin learning the fundamentals of teaching Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards through a variety of creative, engaging, and hands-on activities. Then students will have the opportunity to work alongside a licensed educator in our community at their site! The program offers not only a change to earn credits but also industry credentials for the workforce. The Early Childhood Education program will prepare you for a future in education as well as other related fields.

Employment opportunities directly after graduation: Students can be employed as aides or teachers in Head Start classrooms, day care centers, special needs preschool classroom aide, nannies and home daycare providers.

Certifications: Communicable disease, first aid, CPR/AED, child abuse recognition and preventoin. Preparation for their Child Development Associate Certification.

Postsecondary careers for which Early Childhood Education will prepare you for: Public/private school K-12 teacher, teacher assistant, preschool teacher, preschool director, one-on-one student aide, social worker, intervention specialist, special education teacher, school counselor, school psychologist, speech pathologist

** Certifications earned: Communicable disease, first aid, CPR/AED, child abuse recognition and preventoin. Preparation for their Child Development Associate Certification.

** All courses are yearlong courses blocked by 2 periods.

YEAR ONE:

HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION Subject Code: 350230

Students will establish and maintain a physically and emotionally safe and healthful environment for young children. They will learn skills in first aid and CPR, identify signs and symptoms of common health issues and diseases, and develop meal and snack menus appropriate for young children of different ages and stages of development. The effects of nutrients on children's growth and development will also be emphasized.

1 Credit (Wt. 1.0)

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT Subject Code: 350035

Students will examine and apply the theoretical foundations of human growth and development to child and adolescents. Additionally, learners will determine children's learning styles; stages of social, emotional, cognitive and physical development; and needed accommodations in educational settings. Throughout the course, family and community engagement, cultural influences on learners and language growth and development will be emphasized.

1 Credit (Wt. 1.0)

YEAR TWO:

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PRINCIPLES Subject Code: 350205

In this course in the pathway, students will examine the history and philosophy of early childhood education, types of early childhood programs, and the roles, rights and responsibilities of learners and stakeholders in early childhood education. Students will assess developmental appropriate practices; legal, ethical and organizational issues; and the challenge of teaching and caring for young children with diverse needs. Career planning and professionalism will also be emphasized throughout the course.

1 Credit (Wt. 1.0)

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Subject Code: 350235

Students will develop age-appropriate learning experiences and curriculum to engage young children. They will determine curricular goals, create lesson plans, and employ observation and assessment strategies to evaluate children's growth and development. Application of foundational principles of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to enhance the learner's application of literacy will be emphasized.

1 Credit (Wt. 1.0)