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Early Childhood Education

Students in Early Childhood Education learn about the development of children from birth to third grade. 

During the first year, students operate a pre-school for three- to five-year old children.  Students complete weekly lesson plans, which include the Early Learning Content Standards. 

In the second year, students experience hands-on training with infants, toddlers, and school-aged children in childcare centers and elementary schools in Stark County.  Students also learn about Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Autism.

Possible certifications include First Aid/CPR, Communicable Disease, Child Abuse, CDA hours, and PITC (Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers).

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Career Opportunities:

Early Childhood Education--Assistant Teacher
Infant/Toddler Caregiver
Playground Supervisor
Latch Key Program Assistant
Summer Program Assistant

Career Opportunities with Further Education:

Teacher:  Pre-K, elementary, secondary, or special education
Head Start Teacher/Director
Director - Early Childhood Education Center
School Psychologist
Occupational Therapist
Speech Therapist
Social Services Worker
Nanny or Governess
Licensing Specialist

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