Early Childhood Education

Is EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION for you?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO . . . 

  • Create and provide developmentally appropriate learning materials and activities for children? 
  • Plan activities that engage children by utilizing effective preschool learning techniques? 
  • Have fun preparing young children to enter kindergarten? Early Childhood Icon

IN THIS LAB YOU WILL NEED:

  • Patience
  • A nurturing spirit
  • Flexibility
  • Communication skills 
  • Responsibility

IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION YOU WILL EARN CERTIFICATION IN:

  • CDA—Child Development (Associate Credential)
  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification

SKILLS TAUGHT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION:

  • Child Abuse Recognition
  • Communicable Disease
  • Child Development & Theories
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Running a Day Care Facility
  • Nutrition
  • Observing/Assessing Children

TYPICAL WAGES FOR JOBS IN THIS FIELD:

Childcare Worker - $25,460
Teacher Assistant - $28,900
Preschool Teacher - $31,930
Elementary Teacher - $60,660
Social and Human Service Assistants- $35,960
Childcare Center Director - $49,160

* National Median Salaries
* Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020
* May require post-high school degrees

CAREER OPTIONS OPEN WITH THIS CERTIFICATION:

  • Nanny
  • Childcare Worker
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Lead Teacher—Preschool

CAREER OPTIONS WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING / EDUCATION:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Center Director
  • Social WorkerEarly Childhood Education

ARTICULATED AGREEMENTS

  • North Central State College
  • COTC
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