Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education I

Course Title: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I
Course Instructor: Mrs. 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

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
  • Following trainings 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: Mrs. 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

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 Cerification Visit
  • Students work in a Level 3 or 4 Paths to Quality Preschool, in the community