Early Childhood Education


High School Credits

Four credits per semester.

Course Description

For Students

This course addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants and children. You’ll learn the principles of childhood development, how to create a safe and healthful environment, how to guide children, and their learning experiences.

For Parents

The Early Childhood Education I course is the foundation course under the Early Childhood Care and Education Pathway and prepares the student for employment in early childhood education and services. The Early Childhood Education Career Pathway helps build the students real world teaching experience and provides a basis for the essential skills you need for employment.


  •  Early Childhood Care and Education

Potential Careers/Salary

Childcare Worker: $22,290 per year / $10.72

Special Education Teachers: $58,980 per year

Teaching Assistants: $26,260 per year


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/craft-and-fine-artists.htm (visited September 14, 2018).

Additional Fees

Journal ($1), 3 ring binder 3in ($6), CPR certification ($30), t-shirt ($18)


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