Denise Sullivan, Director of Career & Technical Education
Phone (845) 295-4147 or e-mail email@example.com
The one or two-year Early Childhood Program provides in-depth study of early childhood education. Students identify the many different career opportunities open to early childhood graduates. The physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from birth to age nine is examined. The curriculum covers guidance and discipline techniques, children's health and safety issues, proper nutrition, effective ways of designing a classroom, and preparation for the world of work. Students learn how to effectively read stories to youngsters, write lesson plans, create bulletin boards, and develop appropriate lessons centered around a particular theme. The Early Childhood Program is located near a pre-school program for hands-on practice. During the third quarter of the school year, students begin a more intensive internship where they participate in a public or private school under the direction of a host teacher. Students work closely with children in the classroom for three sessions a week reading books, working with individuals or small groups, and presenting lessons and activities to the children with guidance from the classroom teacher. Attending the class for two years and meeting certain other standards allows a student to become eligible for the CDA, or Child Development Associate Credential.
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