COLLEGE TECH PREP
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Successful completion of the program will provide the student with:
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
Introduction to education and training
Foundations of education
Philosophy of educational best practices
Safety and health
Technology and education
Child growth and development
Developmentally appropriate practices
Professional responsibilities and growth
Value of music and art in child learning
Appropriate guidance techniques
Diversity and children
Children and nutrition
Learning environments and learning centers
Child care business operations
Preschool licensing laws
Ohio learning content standards
Red Cross CPR
In-service certifications for: child abuse recognition and prevention, communicable disease and first aid
OTHER PROGRAM INFO:
Program fees are being updated. Please see the program instructor for current fees.
*Fees subject to change based on the needs of the program.
College preparatory courses for teacher training programs
Students will gain knowledge on the growth and development of children. Ages discussed will heavily focus on preschool ages; 3, 4, and 5. Students will gain experience while working in the lab, planning and delivering lessons.
Students will choose a placement and will work 2.5 hours a day with young learners. Students will learn about employability skills and will create their personal philosophy of education. Seniors can be placed in their home district and sites can vary from schools to daycares. Students are also required to complete a capstone experience.
Students will spend half of their academic day at Mentor High School completing both CTE program and required academics. The second half of the day will be spent at the home district. Senior students will participate in program-related co-op experience.
Child Care Worker
Elementary School Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Students who have successfully completed the program and met the requirements for college credit can earn up to:
10 COLLEGE CREDITS