Course Code: 8286
Duration: 36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels: 11–12
Offered at Highland Springs Technical Center
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 fields, such as education, medical/health care, social services, counseling, psychology, and entrepreneurship. Work-based learning experiences (e.g., on-site lab, local daycare centers, elementary schools, other institutions) under the supervision of the instructor are required. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field of early childhood education are emphasized. Work-based learning methods of instruction are encouraged for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.