Early Childhood Education










Early Childhood Education


The Early Childhood Education I course is the foundational course under the Early Childhood Education Pathway and prepares the student for employment in early childhood education and services. The course addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants and children.


Early Childhood Education I

The Early Childhood Education I course is the foundational course under the Early Childhood Education pathway and prepares the student for employment in early childhood education and services. The course addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants and children.


Health, Safety and Nutrition

This is an introduction to the theory, practices, and requirements for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. This course develops skills for employment in early childhood-related occupations, including professional issues and work ethics; developmentally appropriate practices; health, safety and nutrition education; certification in CPR/First Aid/Fire Safety; signs of child abuse and neglect; symptoms and prevention of major childhood illnesses and diseases; and prevention and control of communicable illnesses.


Human Growth and Development

This course addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of toddlers and preschoolers. Topics include principles of physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and moral development; human needs across the ages and stages of childhood; impacts of family and societal crisis on the development of the child; and career decisions.


MAXWELL High School of Technology

Early Childhood Education
Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Food and Nutrition Through the Lifespan*

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Human Growth and Development


* Course counts as a 4th science credit for graduation and toward entrance requirements for a Board of Regents college.

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    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Child Care Directors
  • Child Care Workers
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Nanny
  • Early Childhood Teachers and Assistants
  • Group Workers and Assistants
  • Preschool, Kindergarten Teachers, Aids
  • Directors, Childcare Facilities
  • Assistant Directors, Childcare Facilities
  • Pre-K Lead Teachers (Certified)



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