The Early Childhood Education/Child Development field is one that provides a wide variety of employment possibilities. Employment includes such areas as child care, preschool teaching, kindergarten and primary school teacher's aide, Head Start family educator, special needs aide and kindergarten and grades one through three classroom teacher. Our children are our future and trained teacher/child care providers help to guarantee bright futures for our children. The Early Childhood Education Program, through a combination of classroom time and hands-on practicum, is designed to develop the skills, competencies, and knowledge necessary to provide quality care and education for young children, both typical and atypical, from infancy through age eight. This program also prepares individuals for assessment for the Child Development Associate Credential granted by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, Washington, D.C. Options available include the Center-based Program for Infants and Toddlers or Preschoolers, Family Day-Care Provider and Home Visitor.
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