Course DescriptionEarly Childhood Education III is the third course in the Early Childhood Care and Education pathway and one option for program completers who may not have the opportunity of participating in the Early Childhood Education Internship. The course provides in-depth study of early brain development and its implications for early learning, appropriate technology integration, and developmentally appropriate parenting and child guidance trends. Also addressed are collaborative parent/teacher/child relationships and guidance, child directed play, the changing dynamics of family culture and diversity, the causes and effects of stress on young children, and infant nutrition.Mastery of standards through project based learning, laboratory application, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organizations will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice when continuing their education and training.
This course is offered to 10-12th graders who are sincerely interested in working with children and is the final course in the pathway. One of the most exciting opportunities of this course is the privilege of leaving the building for practicum, observation and internship opportunities through the elementary schools, daycares and preschool settings within the community. The high school student is able to have hands-on, practical classroom experience while being directed by a professional teacher, center director or classroom teacher. This gives the student the opportunity to learn different teaching styles and methodologies. This experience allows the student to explore different grade levels of education while determining what they would like to pursue at the post-secondary level.
The course offers many hands-on activities, real-life situations, team building experiences, community guest appearances and creativity opportunities. It’s a great deal of work, with a great deal of reward.
Our course also offers an After School Program in which children from the elementary school are mentored and tutored by the high school student if the opportunity presents itself. This offers a wonderful opportunity for the high school student to practice their teaching skills, their understanding of curriculum, developmental needs of the child as well as play-based learning within the laboratory setting.
Everyone is or will be touched by the life of a child, whether male of female at some point in their life. It is amazing to watch the transformation of the student as they work, play and grow with the children.
Materials List for ECE II
One 1” Clear View Binder
Pocket Change for Copies