Family and Consumer Science
Early Childhood Education 1-2
3 credits per semester/3 periods per day
Prerequisites: Child Development and Advanced Child Development
What could be more fun than teaching young children while playing games? Children learn best through play! If you like to interact
with young children then you could be a great preschool teacher, nurse, physical therapist, speech pathologist, or day care provider.
The primary focus of this class is to prepare high school students for entry-level positions in early childhood related fields and to
provide the foundation for study in higher education that leads to child–related careers. Students will study various aspects of child
development, how to plan and supervise activities for young children, administrative structure, operational procedures of child
care centers, and health, nutrition, and safety requirements of childcare facilities. Class time is divided between formal class work
and project based learning in the high school classroom and assisting in the preschool classrooms at the Warren Early Childhood
Center. The Early Childhood Education Program does require a dress code and background check. ECE students are bused from
Warren Central High School/Walker Career Center on a daily basis and are NOT permitted to drive to and from class.
2 credits per semester/2 periods per day
Prerequisites: Selection process based on school discipline & attendance, teacher recommendations, and academic performances. Child Development and Parenting is recommended, but not required.
Dual Credit Ivy Tech (3hrs)
Prerequisites: (ACT R18/W17/M18, PSAT R46/W46/M46, SAT R460/W460/M460, ACCUP R76/W80/M40ELAG)
Educations Professions provides opportunities to explore careers in elementary and/or middle school education and provides a
foundation for study in higher education that leads to education and related careers. This course provides a hands-on, project-based
approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes in order to integrate
careers in education. This course of study includes, but is not limited to: planning, writing and implementing developmentally
appropriate lesson plans; completing classroom observations; applying health, safety, and ethical principles when working with children and adolescents; investigating licensing requirements related to careers in education; and enhancing employability skills related to knowledge and dispositions of elementary and secondary teachers. Additional activities such as writing a resume, developing a portfolio and preparing for a job interview are used to prepare students for careers in education and/or related settings. Education Professions students are placed in an elementary and/or middle school by their preferred subject are and/or grade level when possible by the high school supervising teacher and
the elementary or middle school cooperating teacher. Students should be motivated toward exploring a career in education or
related careers. Applicants must have a good attendance record and be willing to accept numerous responsibilities associated with
working in an elementary or middle level classroom. Each participant must provide their own transportation. The school reserves the right to
reassign participants to a study hall if they are unwilling or unable to satisfactorily fulfill the obligations associated with the role of
an “Exploratory Teaching” student. Dual credit enrollment is available with Ivy Tech Community College for those meeting requirements.