COLLEGE TECH PREP

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

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

 

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

Red Cross CPR

In-service certifications for: child abuse recognition and prevention, communicable disease and first aid

 

OTHER PROGRAM INFO:

Student Organization: 

Educators Rising

 

Program Fees: 

Program fees are being updated. Please see the program instructor for current fees.

*Fees subject to change based on the needs of the program.

 

Suggested Preparation:    

College preparatory courses for teacher training programs

Junior Year:

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.

 

Senior Year:

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.

 

Academic Day:                     

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.

Related Occupations:

Child Care Worker

Elementary School Teacher

Librarian

Teacher Aide/Assistant

Special Education Teacher

Students who have successfully completed the program and met the requirements for college credit can earn up to:

10 COLLEGE CREDITS

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Lake Shore Compact

Serving Euclid, Mentor, and Wickliffe

Contact Us

Tel: 440-974-5336

Email: jglavan@mentorschools.org

Address

6477 Center Street

Mentor, OH  44060