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Early Childhood Education and Care
- Programs offered in the area of Education and Training are related to technical and professional level
careers in planning, managing, and providing education and training services and related learning support services.
- Early Childhood Education and Care is a two-year program designed to qualify students as child-care assistants in
daycare centers, nursery schools, preschools, and Head Start classrooms. Students in this program learn about the
growth and development of preschool-age children and how to plan and implement activities under the guidelines of the National
Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Students are able to practice the skills learned in this program in
the Head Start center locate in Collins Career Center. This experience may be applied toward a Child Development Associate credential.
Areas of Instruction include:
- Safe and healthy learning environments
- Physical and intellectual competencies
- Social and emotional development and positive guidance
- Positive and productive relationships with families
- Positive guidance
- Use of resources in accordance with the Ohio Department of Human Services, Ohio
Department of Education, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and
the Child Development Associate Credential
Post-Secondary Education Opportunities
- Graduates of this program may enter adult-education or technical-school programs in child-care services management,
teacher assistance, or college degree programs in education or a related field.
- Graduates of the Early Childhood Education and Care program may work as a teacher's aid or teacher's assistant in
daycare centers or as a daycare business owner.
Related Occupations with Additional Education
- Nanny, daycare teacher, recreation director, or private/public school teacher