# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Early Childhood, Education, and Services I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Early Childhood, Education, and Services I (8285/36 weeks, 280 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8285
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12

Students prepare to be primary providers of home-, family-, or institution-based childcare services by focusing on the planning, organizing, and conducting of meaningful play and learning activities; child monitoring and supervision; recordkeeping and referral procedures; and work-based learning experiences in on-site 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, education).

Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Early Childhood, Education, and Services 8234/8233

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Education and Training
    • Administration and Administrative Support
    • Professional Support Services
    • Teaching and Training

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.