• Early Childhood Education

    This program is for students who are interested in careers in early childhood education and/or employment in the childcare industry. Students develop the academic and job skills necessary for employment by participating in classroom and child care learning center activities. Responsibility and essential teaching skills emphasized. This course provides a foundation for the attainment of the nationally recognized CDA industry Credential. Students may be expected to earn their CPR/First Aid certification, Attain a current Maricopa Food Service Worker/Food Handler's card and may be required to pass a TB test. Students will be required to comply with industry-specific personal presentation and dress code. Students gain valuable leadership and employment skills and receive opportunities for scholarships and community involvement by participating in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), a state and national career and technical organization.
    Expect to learn:
    • Promote a child's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual learning
    • Plan, develop and organize creative activities
    • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior development
    • Prepare for the National Child Development Associate (CDA) certification
    Other Features:
    • Hands-on experience in preschool setting
    • College credit and internship opportunities may be available
    Career information for this industry:
    • Salary range: $19,130 - $51,990
    • Education range: Associate's Degree
    • Projected job growth: 7%
    Statistics according to Bureau of Labor Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Retrieved: 5/23/2016

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    Schools offering this program:
    Alhambra Camelback Central Chavez Fairfax Hayden Maryvale Metro Tech North South

    Schools offering this program for Dual Enrollment Credits:
    Central Chavez Fairfax Metro Tech North South