Early Childhood Education

Enroll nowThis program is offered at Washington High School, where students are given instruction and guidance in educating young children, primarily ages 3-5. Students gain fieldwork experience in area preschool classrooms and regularly observe, reflect, and apply effective teaching strategies and classroom management. Six high school credits can be earned simultaneously with nine dual credits from Ivy Tech. Students who complete the program have the opportunity to earn their Child Development Associate certificate.

Students Learn

  • Classroom management
  • Stages of early childhood development
  • Problem solving skills
  • Lesson planning
  • Leadership

Possible Careers

Upon graduation:

  • Home licensed childcare provider
  • Child care center employee
  • Assistant or Lead teacher in early learning environment
  • Preschool teacher
  • Classroom aide
  • Private childcare provider

Associate degree:

  • Teaching assistant
  • Day care manager
  • Head Start teacher
  • Textbook sales representative

Bachelor’s degree:

  • Preschool teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • English language learner teacher
  • Social worker
  • Parent educator
  • Lesson plan developer
  • Standardized test developer
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