Early Childhood, Education, and Services II (8286/36 weeks, 280 hours) Course Description
|Duration:||36 weeks, 280 hours|
|Suggested Grade Levels:||11–12|
|Prerequisites:||Early Childhood, Education, and Services I (8285/36 weeks, 280 hours)|
Students focus on occupational skills needed by personnel employed in early childhood-related careers, such as education, medical/health care, social services, counseling, psychology, and entrepreneurship. Work-based learning experiences in on-site labs, early childhood development centers, elementary schools, and other institutions under the supervision of the instructor are required.
As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Education and Training
- Administration and Administrative Support
- Professional Support Services
- Teaching and Training
Upon completion of the course
- Child Development Associate (CDA) Assessment
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Early Childhood Development and Services Assessment
- Early Childhood Education and Care—Advanced Assessment
- Early Childhood Education and Care—Basic Assessment
- Early Childhood Education Assessment
- Leadership Essentials Assessment
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- ParaPro Assessment
- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.