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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Program Highlights
Certification in Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Prevention | Certification in Identifying Communicable Diseases | Certification in CPR | Certification in First Aid | OAEYC/NAEYC Membership | Step-Up-To-Quality Approved Trainings | Attendance at the OAEYC (Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children) State Conference

Program Description
Teach three to five-year-old children in our ODE licensed preschool classrooms! Plan, conduct, and assess developmentally appropriate lessons and activities, and promote exploration and discovery through learning. Plan field trips, carry out assessments, provide ongoing communications to parents, conduct parent-teacher conferences, and develop a positive relationship with your preschool students. Gain experience working with infants, toddlers, and school-age students at local daycare centers, Head Start programs, and elementary schools. You will have the opportunity to earn 120 classroom hours towards a National Child Development Association credential.

Career Pathways
  • Preschool/Daycare Lead Teacher
  • Preschool/Daycare Assistant Teacher
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Camp Counselor
  • At-Home Daycare Provider
  • Paraprofessional/Aide
With Additional Training:
  • Elementary (Pre-K-3rd Grade) Teacher
  • Preschool Director
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Child Life Specialist

Teacher Information

Hilary Duffala
High School
Early Childhood Education Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22345
[email protected]

Ashley Lorko
High School
Early Childhood Education Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22345
[email protected]

Industry Credentials

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
Related: 1 Credit
English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
Related: 1 Credit
English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and will be scheduled through your counselor.

Program Fees
There are no student or tool kit fees associated with this program.

Competency Profile
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Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

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Employment Resources
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information

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