CDA ECP COURSE DESCRIPTION
    Early Childhood Professions I & II COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    Grades 11-12 Full year, 1 credit

    Early Childhood Education: This course addresses developmentally appropriate practice and execution in child development, health & safety, observation skills as well as careers in the early childhood professions.  Students will have the ability to work towards a CDA certification upon completion of the CDA exam, portfolio review, and observation by a PD Specialist through the Council of Professional Recognition.  The cost is $425.00 and there are grants available that will cover all cost. 
    The AZ Registry is a resource ithat can be utilizeed to cover the cost of the CDA for your student.  There is a limited amount of scholarship available and all paperork must be submitted in a timely fashion. 


    ECP Syllabus


    Students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program will participate in internship/lab experiences in the  Lil' Explorers 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.

    Assignments and Activities
    google classroom from chrome.google.com  All class work needs to be submitted in Google Classroom.  You must use your student ID #.@gse.cusd80.com email to log-in.  You can use an app on your phone or tablet to take photos to upload on the go or away from school.
    Code: TBA
    cam scanner from play.google.com  Cam Scanner

    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: 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 20% of each semester’s grade. Please refer to the leadership grade sheet for dates of the required events.

     For childcare internship student handbook click here:Student Handbook and sign Student Contract
    . For more information, visit the Early Childhood Education CDA Links page