Early Childhood Education 1-2

Grades 11-12
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.