Early Childhood, Education, and Services I

SCED Code: 19153
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Credits: 2
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 Administrators, All Other
  • Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary
Professional Support Services
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
  • Library Assistants, Clerical
  • Library Technicians
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Teaching Assistants, All Other
  • Coaches and Scouts
  • Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Substitute Teachers, Short-Term

Pathway Occupation
Therapeutic Services
  • Audiologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists

Pathway Occupation
Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Psychologists, All Other
Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Childcare Workers

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