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Early Childhood Education

People often say that their first teacher is their most memorable teacher.  You can help young children get the right start in life through a career in Early Childhood Education.
Learn to: 
  • Work in an early childhood education center that promotes physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
  • Establish an environment for children birth through age 8 that encourages safety, developmentally-appropriate play, exploration and learning.
  • Demonstrate professional and business skills necessary to operate a successful preschool or early childhood education center.
  • Supervise, guide and care for children during their learning experiences in art, music, social studies, science, language and literacy, and dramatic play.

(Note: This is a high school program. For options for adults, click here.)

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sophomores:  apply now for fall 2023!

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College Credits

In this program you can earn college credit!

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Career Pathways

  • Preschool assistant
  • Preschool teacher
  • Early childhood teacher
  • School counselor
  • Elementary teacher
  • Intervention specialist
  • Early childhood center director

More careers


  • Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention
  • Council for Professional Recognition – Child Development Associate
  • Communicable Disease Prevention for Childcare Personnel
  • CPR/First Aid

Currently offered; subject to change


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