• Early Childhood Education

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     Some of the Topics 
    In Early Childhood

    Students learn about:
    Child development
    Health & safety
    Guiding Behavior
    Brain Development
    College & Careers
    Early Literacy & Storytelling
    Lesson planning
    Observation skills
    RealCare Baby Project
    Work-based learning experiences through the on-campus childcare center, local elementary schools, and the Basha Public Library
    What courses are offered?
    Early Childhood Education I
    9-12 Full year, 1 credit
    This course addresses basic child development, health & safety, observation skills as well as careers in early childhood professions.
    Early Childhood Education II
    Grades 10-12 Full year, 1 credit
    This course will focus on employment in early education settings, college course work, and management of childcare programs as well as field experience at the early elementary level.
    little children playing house
    Early Childhood Professions I 
    Grades 11-12 Full year, 1 credit
    This course will focus on classroom managment, internship experience, and preparing for the CDA - Child Development Associate - A National Early Childhood Credential or the Praxis ParaPro Certificate.
    Early Childhood Professional II 
    Grade 12 Full year, 1 credit
    This course will focus on completing requirements for the National Credential - Child Development Associate or Praxis ParaPro Certificate.
    Check out a short photostory of this program. Photostory
    Why should I take this class?
    This is what some students have to say...                             
    “It’s fun-everyday” –     Carlos
    “The little kids are cute” – Marissa
    “Lots of cool projects” – Halee
    baby project
      How can I earn college credit? 
    Dual Enrollment is available through Chandler Gilbert Community College
    Students can earn college credits when taking Early Childhood Classes. 
    Email Mrs. Alexander for more information!
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    *All years include an internship with the on-campus
    child care center
    *Scholarships are available