Early Childhood Education

Emily Stephenson
Teacher, Career Tech

Program Overview
This is a two-year program for students to experience an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with young children. Daily hands-on involvement iwith infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten through elementary students at off-campus sites.  Students work and acquire skills with a variety of age levels from infancy to age 9.

A background check and interview are part of the selection process. 

3 Periods/3 Credits Jr Year
3 Periods/3 Credits Sr Year

Early Childhood Education 1
Open to Grade 11

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1 (passed or currently passing), physical exam and background check.  TB Test will be administered in first two weeks of school year.
Courses: Child & Adolescent Development, Early Childhood Education Observation and Assessment

Early Childhood Education 2
Open to Grade 12

Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 1
Courses: Curriculum and Instruction for Early Childhood Education, Classroom Management, Early Childhood Education Capstone (optional 2 additional credits)

Future Career Opportunities

Child Care Aide
Child Development Aide
Family Day Care Provider
Elementary Education Teacher
Day Care Center Teacher
Nursery School Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Child Life Specialist
Pediatric Nurse
Intervention Specialist
Music, Physical & Occupational Therapist
Recreational Therapist

Skills Learned
  • Experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students
  • Developmental characteristics of children
  • Child development principles/theories
  • Guidance techniques
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Learning experiences in art, music, science, math, storytelling and play
  • Experience with disabled children
  • Experience in creating lesson plans
  • Experience leading activities for children
  • Nutritional needs for both age groups



ECE A            ECE B 

Early Childhood/Senior Services Program Video


Ms. Emily Stephenson
216/227-5701 ext.