Early Childhood, Education, and Services I

SCED Code: 19153
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
Non-Traditional?: M

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). Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Administration and Administrative Support
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • School Principal
  • School Superintendent
  • Training and Development Manager
Professional Support Services
  • Audiologist
  • Instructional Developer
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
Teaching and Training
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
  • Coach, Secondary Level
  • Director, Early Childhood Education Center
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Owner, Early Childhood Center
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Training Consultant/Training Specialist

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