• COURSE DESCRIPTION:child playing

    This course will prepare students for employment in residential, institutional and early childhood settings. The program includes instruction in child growth and development, health, nutrition, safety, and guidance. Students will develop and implement age appropriate learning activities in the on-campus childcare center. It will also cover the management of effective childcare programs and facilities. Students will have the opportunity to participate in FCCLA.

    For more information on the course, see class syllabus: ECE II Syllabus

     
     
    INTERNSHIP LEARNING EXPERIENCES:
     art work
    Besides the on-campus childcare center experiences, students will also be participating in other work experiences off-campus, such as, but not limited to, storytelling in the public libraries, community service projects, and art masterpiece with the local elementary schools in early elementary classrooms.
     
    Click here for the childcare internship handbook: Student Handbook  and Student Contract.
     
     
     
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION (CTSO):

    Students are required to participate in CTSO activities, but not affiliate; however, students must affiliate in order to participate in state competitions. The CTSO organization for this class is FCCLA (Family, Careers, and Community Leaders of America). Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal communication -- necessary in for college and the workplace. Students will also participate in community service projects and focus groups. For more information, visit our FCCLA website.

     
    FCCLA LEADERSHIP GRADE:

    FCCLA Leadership Grade: A major aspect to this course is the development of leadership skills, speaking abilities, teamwork and other various skills that will play a major role in every individual’s career choice. Students are required to participate in the local FCCLA activities and have the opportunity to participate in the district, state and national FCCLA activities. This will count for 10% of each semester’s grade. Please refer to the leadership grade sheet for dates of the required events.

     For current Leadership Point Opportunities, click here:FCCLA Leadership Opportunities

    DUAL ENROLLMENT:

    Students have the opportunity to earn college credits in this course. Dual Enrollment is available through Maricopa Community Colleges. Students may contact, Ms. Good, the Dual Enrollment Liaison for more information.

     
     
     
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