Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Introduction to Early Childhood Education students explore different types of early childhood education programs and delivery models, develop safe and healthy learning environments for children, and identify the ages and stages of child development and developmentally appropriate practices that support child development from birth through age 12. Students explore balancing work and family, professionalism, and education and training requirements for multiple early childhood education career pathways during the course. 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.
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A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.
- Career, Community and Family Connections (18 Weeks)
- Career, Community and Family Connections (36 Weeks)
- Child Development and Parenting (18 Weeks)
- Child Development and Parenting (36 Weeks)
- Early Childhood, Education, and Services I (36 Weeks)
- Family and Human Services I (36 Weeks)
- Family Relations (18 Weeks)
- Family Relations (36 Weeks)
- GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Family Focus (18 Weeks)
- GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Family Focus (36 Weeks)
- GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills): Work Focus (36 Weeks)
- Independent Living (18 Weeks)
- Independent Living (36 Weeks)
- Individual Development (18 Weeks)
- Individual Development (36 Weeks)
- Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (18 Weeks)
- Introduction to Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (36 Weeks)
- Life Planning (18 Weeks)
- Life Planning (36 Weeks)
- Nutrition and Wellness (18 Weeks)
- Nutrition and Wellness (36 Weeks)
- Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I (36 Weeks)
Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)
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|Early Childhood Development & Services||