Early Childhood Services and Education

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Early Childhood Services and Education I & II                                                          Grades 10-12

Instructor: Lylla Royston                                                                                                   2 Credits per year

Year I Enrollment Requirements:   A student must:

  • complete a Career Tech Center application.
  • meet NWEA MAP scores:
    • in Reading – 5th grade of 206 or higher RIT score.
    • in Math – 5th grade of 211 or higher RIT score.
  • have good school attendance.
  • have a lack of discipline referrals.
  • complete prerequisite class, if applicable.
  • be approved by Career Tech Administration

The Early Childhood Services and Education (ECE) I course begins with an introduction to personal and professional preparation for continued education, training, and careers in early childhood. Major topics of study in this course are stages of child development, ranging from birth through age twelve, and children’s health and safety. Students are introduced to MSDH Guidelines and Regulations Governing Child Care Facilities. Other topics covered are related to the importance of observing and assessing children. Methods of child guidance techniques are also introduced in this course.  Participation in FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is ongoing. Students will participate in field experience, internships, and job-shadowing. Students will develop skills toward meeting requirements for the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential.

Year II CTC Enrollment Requirements:  A student must:

  • complete a Career Tech Center application.
  • not have a NC for Year I.
  • have a 70 final average or higher in Year I.
  • must score 55% or higher on Year I MS-CPAS2 test.
  • have good school attendance.
  • have a lack of discipline referrals.
  • be approved by Career Tech Administration.

Early Childhood Services and Education (ECE) II focuses on curriculum planning and the development of age appropriate activities and lesson plans that encompass all areas of child development, and administration and management techniques needed in order to operate a successful, quality child care facility. Other major topics covered in this course are related to state licensing requirements for child care facilities, management principles as a center director (including responsibilities regarding management of personnel, the facility’s physical indoor and outdoor space, inventory, record-keeping, accreditation, parental involvement, marketing, budgeting, and maintaining a healthy, effective learning environment). Students will continue to develop educational, career, and professional plans in the area of early childhood. Participation in FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is ongoing. Students will participate in field experience, internships, and job-shadowing.  Students will continue to develop skills toward meeting requirements for the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential. An enhanced lab experience with the Hawk’s Nest is included in this year. Students are expected to successfully complete ECE II Performance Based Assessment (PBA).

Early Childhood services is associated with the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student organization.

To find out more about our local FCCLA club, click here.

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