• Early Childhood Education

    Course #’s 8285, 8286

    Instructor:  Terri Evers     Contact Information: tevers@spotsylvania.k12.va.us

    DO YOU –

    • Enjoy being creative?
    • Have an interest in working with children?
    • Enjoy working with people?
    • Have a positive attitude?
    • Want to apply what you learn in a workplace setting?
    • Then this class might be for you!

    2 YEAR Program beginning grade 11 and completing grade 12

    Early Childhood Education 1      Credit: 4 Units Offered Grade 11

    Students prepare to be primary providers of home, family, or institution-based child care services by focusing their study on the planning, organizing, and conducting of meaningful play and learning activities; child monitoring and supervision; record keeping, and referral  procedures; and work-based learning experiences in labs, local daycare centers, elementary schools and other institutions under the supervision of the instructor.  Students also prepare for continuing education leading to careers in early childhood fields (e.g. medical, social services and education).  Workplace readiness skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving, positive work ethic and integrity are emphasized.

    Early Childhood Education II     Credit: 4 units Offered Grade 12

    Prerequisites: Early Childhood Education I

    Building on the elements of childcare methodology covered in Part 1, students in the second year class focus skills needed by personnel employed in the early childhood-related careers, such as education, medical/healthcare, social services, counseling, psychology and entrepreneurship.  Work-based learning experiences in on-site labs, early childhood development centers, elementary schools and other institutions under the supervision of the instructor are required.  Completion of course sequence can prepare students for the Child Development Associate National Credential by the Council for Professional Recognition. Workplace readiness skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving, positive work ethic and integrity are emphasized.

     Additional Information:

    Careers:

    • Child Care Worker
    • Teacher
    • Child Care Facility Operator
    • Teacher Aid
    • Entrepreneur
    • Psychologist