Early Childhood Education I 844001
Grades 10-12 Credit: 2
Prerequisite: TB Screening/Test
Recommended:Human Development or Intro to Early Childhood, Education, & Services
This is a hybrid course that involves traditional face-to-face learning and virtual/online learning through VISION. Students prepare to be primary providers of home-, family-, or institution-based child care services by focusing on the planning, organizing, and conducting of meaningful play and learning activities; child monitoring and supervision; record keeping; and referral procedures. Critical thinking, practical problem solving and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field of early childhood education are emphasized. Practical experiences, (e.g., on-site lab, local daycare centers, elementary schools, other institutions) under the supervision of the instructor are required. Students also prepare for continuing education leading to careers in early childhood fields (e.g., medical social services and education). Work-based learning methods of instruction are encouraged for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised onthe-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. Tuberculosis screening/testing is required for this class.