This two-year program is designed to introduce students to early childhood development and school-age children through classroom instruction, hands-on activities and experiences with children and staff at county elementary school sites. The course is for students who are pursuing careers as child care professionals in the areas of elementary education, psychology, social work, counseling, child care, and other fields that focus on child development.

Occupation Opportunities

  Elementary School Teacher

  Child Care Worker

  Teacher Assistant

Certification Opportunities

  CPR/First Aid and AED

  NOCTI Early Education Care & Education

Credits for this Program Include:

  Year 1

    Early Childhood Education I (2 Credits)

    Introduction to Early Childhood Education (1 Credit)

  Year 2

    Early Childhood Education II (2 Credits)

    Co-Op (1 Credit)

Preferred Aptitudes

  Ability to work independently with elementary school      age children

  Enjoy teaching and supervising children

  Good interpersonal skills and initiative

  Demonstrate adaptability to change

Child Development