Grades 9-12 Full year, 1 credit
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    Early Childhood Education I This course addresses basic child development, health & safety, observation skills as well as careers in early childhood professions.

    See the syllabus for more class information: Early Childhood Education I Syllabus


    child coloring Students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program will participate in internship/lab experiences in the Basha Bear Cubs Child Care. A separate permission form and student handbook will be presented before entering the childcare component of the program. During the childcare lab experience component of the class, students are expected to:

    • Conduct themselves professionally
    • Dress appropriately
    • Follow policies and procedures of the childcare
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Be on time

    Students, who do not follow the above guidelines, will be counseled and parents will be contacted.  Students, who do not conduct themselves in a professional manner, may be excluded from the lab experience temporarily or permanently and will have to complete alternative assignments. Internships are part of the student's grade. Tardies and absences affect grades.

    Please note that students must have a TB test before entering the childcare center or have a current record (within 1 year) of a negative TB test on file.

    For childcare internship student handbook click here: Student Handbook
    For childcare internship permission slip click here: Permission slip


    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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