Early Childhood I
Course Description
This year long course begins with an introduction to personal and professional preparation for continued education, training, and careers in early childhood. Major topics of study in this course are stages of child development, ranging from birth through age twelve, and children's safety. Students are introduced to MSDH Guidelines and Regulations Governing Child Care Facilities. Other topics covered are related to the importance of observing and assessing children. Methods of child guidance techniques are also introduced in this course. Preparation in FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is ongoing. Students will participate in field experience, internships, and job shadowing. Students will develop skills toward meeting requirements for the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential.

Early Childhood II
Course Description
This course focuses on curriculum planning and development of age appropriate activities and lesson plans that encompass all areas of child development, and administration and management techniques needed in order to operate a successful, quality child care facility. Other major topics covered in this course are related to state licensing requirements for child care facilities, management principles as a center director (including responsibilities regarding management of personnel, the facility's physical indoor and outdoor space, inventory, record-keeping, accreditation, parental involvement, marketing, budgeting, and maintaining a healthy, effective learning environment). Students will continue to develop educational, career, and professional plans in the area of early childhood. Preparation in FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is ongoing. Students will participate in field experience, internships, and job shadowing. Students will develop skills toward meeting requirements for the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential.

Program Components
Orientation to occupational child care
Basic care giving skills
Guiding children's behavior
Stages of development
Special needs children
Protecting children's health & safety
Developing and conducting age-appropriate activities
Planning children's curriculums
Program management
Creating a safe child care facility
Child Care occupations
Child Care professionals
FCCLA membership

Mrs. Langley, Teacher
Mrs. Langley has been member of the NAHS School of Career & Technical Education since the summer of 2007. She has been teaching since 2000. She is married to Curt Langley; they have a son, Brayden and a daughter, Julianna.

Admission Requirements
10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are eligible to participate in this program.

Credits
2 per year

Student Organization
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is a national student organization that helps young people become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.



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