Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

2-4 Semesters
CAREER CLUSTER EDUCATION & TRAINING
Pathway Title Early Childhood Education
High School Courses Early Childhood Education I,II
College Credits Intro to Early Childhood Education
Health, Safety and Nutrition CDA Process
Industry Certifications Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification (Pre-PAC)
CPR/First Aid
Child Development Associate credential
Internships and Work Experiences   MACC Preschool: Students operate the MACC preschool three days each week.
First Year: Students participate in a six-week educational internship.
Second year: Eligible seniors participate in a semester long internship. 

What will I be learning in this college/career pathway?  
  • You will prepare lessons and lead activities for preschool-age children in the MACC preschool program.
  • You will learn how to plan and guide developmentally appropriate activities/lessons for young children and practices of guidance and discipline, application of basic health and safety principles when working with children,over view of management and operation of licensed child care facilities, and Indiana state child care regulations and licensing requirements.
  • This course provides the foundation knowledge and skill requirements for the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential for entering a Community College program after graduating from high school.

What career options will this program prepare me to pursue? 
Child Care Aide MACC Graduate $22,110
Preschool Teacher Community College $26,180
Preschool Administrator 4-year College $39,070
Elementary Teacher 4-year College  $42,630

Early Childhood Education Course Outline