The Early Childhood Education I program is designed for students who are interested in working with children ages birth to eight. This course will allow students the opportunity to enhance their understanding and aptitude of learning environments conducive to the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social development of young children. Students apply new knowledge in child development, health and safety, curriculum planning, and guidance techniques at the onsite preschool, the Caterpillar Clubhouse. Opportunities to develop effective leadership, communication, and teamwork skills, and to support, facilitate, and evaluate early childhood settings through numerous assignment and performance tasks, are presented.

Schedule: This course meets Monday-Friday from 8:15 am to 10:30 am.

Location: This course is held at Hancock County Technical Center .

The Early Childhood Education II program provides an internship placement that helps students build on prior experiences, abilities, interests, and personal skills while exploring careers and roles in the field of early childhood education. The course content consists of knowledge needed to be successful in various work settings. Topics include: professionalism, work ethics, working with children and their families, educators, and practitioners in diverse communities, approaches to teaching and learning, and reflective practice. Students are provided both classroom instruction as well as guidance by a mentor at an internship site. Upon completion of ECE II students will be eligible to earn their CECA (Certified Early Childhood Assistant) certification.

Schedule: This course meets Monday-Thursday from 11:45 am-2:15 pm and Fridays from 11:45-1:15. 

Location: This course is held at Hancock County Technical Center.

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