One or two years, 3 hours per day
Recommended Prerequisite: Child Development or Adv. Child Development
Students will learn to plan, develop, teach, and supervise activities enhancing the preschool age child's physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development. Students will also develop a working knowledge of licensing regulations, nutrition, health, and safety. Students will have hands-on experience by volunteering in our on-site licensed child care center and/or participating in an internship at a local child care center or elementary school. In addition, second year students work towards CDA (Child Development Associate).
NOTE: Background check, physical and TB tests are required
Dual Credit Offered**: (Learn more about Dual Credit)
Ivy Tech (1st year, 9 credits*)
• ECED 100 Intro to Early Childhood Education • ECED 101 Health Safety & Nutrition • ECED 103 Curriculum in Early Childhood Classroom
*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements
**Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.
Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)
• Child Development Associate (CDA) - 2nd year
*indicates 19-20 IN Promoted Industry Certification
• Teaching Assistants • In-home Childcare • Nanny • Camp Counselor • Elementary Teacher • Child Care Teacher
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I teach the Education Careers course and place students in settings to work with young children and foster their interest in the field of education. I earned a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science Education from Indiana State University and a Masters degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. When working with students I love to see students take away real knowledge and understanding that they can apply in life and in a career. When I am not at school I enjoy growing flowers, boating, and spending time with my family and friends.