• Name:       
          Emily Harris
    Subjects/Classes Taught: 
          Early Childhood Education 3-4 (2nd year students, fall/spring semesters)
          CTE 1 (9th grade)
          Bachelors Degree from University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
          Masters Degree from University of Texas (El Paso, Texas)
    Central High School Rooms:      
          Classroom, room #815
    Club Sponsor:   
          "Educators Rising"

    Welcome to the Early Childhood Education class! 

    The child development information discussed in this class will be used throughout your life.  Learn academic and job skills necessary to gain employment by participating in classroom and child care learning center activities.  These valuable techniques will also be used with sisters, brothers, cousins, or babies.  This course offers “Dual Enrollment” credit to allow students both high school AND college credit.  Information will be given out in class or through the Counseling Center.

    Course Description:
    This program is designed for students interested in a career in early childhood education and/or employment in the child care industry.  Students develop academic and job skills necessary for employment including resumes, cover letters, classroom curriculum and child care learning center activities.

    Course Requirements: 
    This course provides a good foundation to attain the nationally recognized CDA (Child Development Associate) industry credential.  Students may be expected to earn their CPR/First Aid certification, a current Maricopa Food Service Worker/Food Handler’s card, and possibly required to pass a TB test.  Dual enrollment is offered for this class through Phoenix College; specifics will be discussed in class.  As a role model to preschool students, it’s mandatory for high school students to comply with Central High School’s dress code.

    Previous child development related jobs: 
          Head Start Director/Teacher and teacher in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, & 9th through 12th grades and Child Development high school teacher/director at Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas.  While at Franklin, I established a unique, 9 month child development laboratory (CDL), a half-day preschool program for 3 and 4 year old children that provided real learning experiences for upper level high school students.