Early Childhood, Education, and Services I

SCED Code: 19153
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
Non-Traditional?: M

Early Childhood, Education, and Services I students prepare to be primary providers of child care services. Students plan, organize, and conduct learning experiences that provide safe and healthy learning environments; promote physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development; utilize curricula responsive to children’s needs; and promote family engagement. Students examine local, state, and federal regulations for early childhood education and services environments and professional expectations for early childhood education and services professionals. Coursework prepares students for balancing work and family, identifying education and training requirements, and entering careers in the education and training and human services career clusters. 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.

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 & Administrative Support
  • Education Administrator, Preschool and Child Care Centers (Superintendent, Principal, Other Administrator)
  • Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary Schools (Superintendent, Principal, Other Administrator)
Professional Support Services
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Librarian
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Technician
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Coach/Scout
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher

Pathway Occupation
Therapeutic Services
  • Audiologist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Pathway Occupation
Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Psychologist (Clinical, Counseling, Developmental, Industrial-Organizational, School, Social Training Manager/Coordinator)
Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker

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