Early Childhood Education - 50190

600 clock hours

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Education and Training career cluster. The program provides technical skill proficiency, competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, occupation-specific skills, and knowlege of all aspects of the Education and Training career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to competencies related to the following elements of the Early Childhood industry: planning, management, finance, technical and production skills; underlying principles of technology; labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues; and developmentally appropriate practices for children birth through age eight.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

Required Program Option One:

HEV V870Child Care Worker I (N)

110-150 hours

HEV V871Child Care Worker II (N)

150 hours

HEV V872Teacher Aide (Preschool) (N)

150 hours

HEV V873Preschool Teacher (N)

150 hours

Required Program Option Two:

HEV V870Child Care Worker I (N)

110-150 hours

HEV V871Child Care Worker II (N)

150 hours

HEV V872Teacher Aide (Preschool) (N)

150 hours

HEV V873Preschool Teacher (N)

150 hours

and select 30 hours from:

HEV V118Family Day Care Worker Training (N)

3 - 30 hours

Or

HEV V11530-Hour Statewide Childcare Training (N)

30 hours

Or

HEV V132Child Growth and Development (N)

6 hours

HEV V166Health, Safety and Nutrition (N)

8 hours

HEV V181Behavioral Observation and Screening in Child Care (N)

6 hours

HEV V199Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (N)

4 hours

and select one:

HEV V805Rules and Regulations (N)

6 hours

HEV V806Family Child Care Rules and Regulations (N)

6 hours

and select one

HEV V116Introduction to Preschool Practices (N)

10 hours

HEV V126Special Needs (N)

10 hours

HEV V171Infant Toddler Appropriate Practices (N)

10 hours