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).