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Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare students for careers in childcare and education. Students will gain an understanding of child development, and will create lessons, designing activities that foster growth in the 4 areas development (cognitive, physical, social, emotional). Students will also learn psychology and behavioral progress, as well as guidance and nutrition.


Practical Learning Experiences

Students will:

  • Learn child development
  • Create hands-on and age appropriate lessons
  • Implement health and safety procedures
  • Communicable disease training
  • CPR/First Aid training
  • Child abuse prevention and recognition training

Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One
Early Childhood Education Principles
Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Year Two
Curriculum & Instruction for Early Childhood Education
Infant and Toddler Education
Education and Training Capstone



Angie Walls

Early Childhood Education Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Industry Certifications

Council for Professional Recognition - Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)
CPR/First Aid

College Partnerships

Clark State Community College
Rhodes State College

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential

$29,000 (Preschool Teacher)
$39,000 (Daycare Director)
$44,000 (Elementary Teacher)


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