Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education I

Course Title: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I
Course Instructor: Judith Lowery
Number of Credits: 3 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Child Development (Preferred)
Adv. Child Development
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech Community College – 9 Credits

Dual Credit Information for 2022-23

Dual credit offerings are subject to change at the discretion of postsecondary partners, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, The Indiana Department of Education, or the Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education.

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
ECED 100 Intro to Early Childhood Education 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College
ECED 101 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College
ECED 103 Curriculum in the Early Childhood Classroom 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College
  • Employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations
  • Concentration on a child’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development, and skills in instruction and observation
  • Emphasis placed on the development of skills and techniques for providing appropriate environments and care for young children
  • Participation is required at Giant Preschool Learning Center (ages 3, 4, and 5) and Chapelwood Elementary school: observing, teaching, and working one-on-one with students
  • Students must complete the following: physical, TB test and documentation, and an Indiana State Police Criminal History, Health and safety modules (1-4), child abuse and neglect
  • The following training will be provided in class: First Aid, CPR, and Universal Precautions

 

Early Childhood Education II/Worked Based Learning

Course Title: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION II
Course Instructor: Judith Lowery
Number of Credits: 3 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I
Teacher Recommendation
ECE 100,101,103
Eligible Grade Levels: 12th
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech Community College – 3 Credits

Dual Credit Information for 2022-23

Dual credit offerings are subject to change at the discretion of postsecondary partners, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, The Indiana Department of Education, or the Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education.

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
ECED 105 CDA Process 3 credits Ivy Tech Community College
  • Work and receive high school credit while gaining experience for CDA credentialing
  • Teacher recommendation is required for second year enrollment and participation in the coop program
  • Personal transportation required to jobsite
  • Grades, accuplacer scores, classroom performance, and attendance are reviewed before acceptance in the second year co-op program
  • Students will apply and take the CDA Test and complete the CDA Certification Visit
  • Students work in a Level 3 or 4 Paths to Quality Preschool, in the community

ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR SUCCESS

  • Write routinely over a variety of time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • Use vocabulary skills, context, roots, prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words.
  • Understand the organization of a reading passage, and identify the main and supporting ideas.
  • Understand types of numbers (integers, fractions, decimals), their properties and the correct order of operations (addition, multiplication, division). Perform computations correctly.
  • Solve abstract and practical problems by applying and adapting a variety of strategies. Monitor progress and evaluate answers in terms of questions asked.

Area 31 Eligibility Statement

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NOTE: Required prerequisites include the successful completion of Algebra I and English 10 for academic credit.