Early Childhood Education

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 Early Childhood Education Syllabus

Early Childhood Education Program Flyer

ABOUT:

  • One-year program for students interested in working professionally with young children
  • Students can earn six dual enrollment credits with Virginia Peninsula Community College
  • You will be able to use your critical thinking skills, practical problem-solving skills, and gain knowledge of entrepreneurship opportunities within the field
  • Gain practical experiences through observations and internships under the supervision of the instructor
  • Learn how to plan developmentally appropriate lessons and activities
  • Gain knowledge of the theory behind the Early Childhood years, such as:
    • Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
    • Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
    • Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development
    • Establishing positive and productive relationships with families
    • Strategies to manage and effective program of operation
    • Observation and recording of children’s behavior
    • Principles of child growth and development
    • Participation in practical work experiences

STUDENTS STUDY:

  • Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
  • Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
  • Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development
  • Establishing positive and productive relationships with families
  • Strategies to manage an effective program of operation
  • Observation and recording of children’s behavior
  • Principles of child growth and development
  • Participation in practical work experience

PREREQUISITES:

  • Good academic standing, attendance, and behavior.
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the English Language.
  • Required to have completed English 10 with a grade of “C” or above.
  • Have a current Tuberculin skin test.

CAMPUS LOCATION:

Woodside Lane CTE Campus (Newport News, Virginia)

SESSIONS: 

A.M. and P.M. sessions are available.

CLASS SIZE:

20+ students per session. 

CREDENTIAL(s):

AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) National Early Childhood Education Competency Credential)

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

CLASS FEES:

CPR/BLS – $60.00

Activity Fee – $17.00

Uniform Shirt – $30.00

Food Handlers Card – $15.00

INSTRUCTOR: 

Ms. Teri Bane teri.bane@nhrec.org (757) 874-4444  ext 5591 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Teacher and Teacher Assistant in childcare and early childhood center
  • Special Needs Preschool Teacher or Montessori Preschool Teacher
  • Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary or Special Education Teacher
  • Recreation Leader or Camp Director
  • Child Psychologist

BUSINESS PARTNERS:

Peake Childhood Center                                           
Newport News City Public Schools
Poquoson City Public Schools
Gloucester County Public Schools
York County School Division 
Williamsburg/James City County Public Schools
Hampton City Public Schools 

POST SECONDARY PARTNERS:

Virginia Peninsula Community College (VPCC)