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 need to be/have:

  • Patient
  • Nurturing
  • Flexible
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Responsible

IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION YOU WILL EARN CERTIFICATION IN:

  • CDA—Child Development
  • Associates 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:

Nanny $19,430
Teacher Assistant $23,580
Preschool Teacher $26,620
Elementary Teacher $52,840
Social Worker Assistant $28,740
Childcare Center Director $43,950
* National Median Salaries
* Ohio Career Information System, 2010
* 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 Worker

ARTICULATED AGREEMENTS

  • North Central State College
  • COTC
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