The Early Childhood Education Program

North High School and South High Community School

The Early Childhood Education program at North High focuses on the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of the child from birth to age five. Students examine the work of early theorists in the field and how the theorists’ work relates to teaching and learning of young children. Students will also gain knowledge of the responsibilities teachers have associated with Early Childhood programs. Students become familiar with state and federal agencies such as the Department of Children and Families, child abuse and reporting, and community resources available for children.

Course Offerings

Early Childhood I Pt 1

Course Numbers: 7643 (0.50)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Technology (Non 74)

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Early Childhood I Part 1: In this course, students will study the physical, emotional, and social development in children from birth to age six. Students will also explore the responsibilities and expectations of parents in today's society and examine the types of programs available for children, including qualifications for teacher and staff certifications; day care provider licensing; Head Start and pre-school programs; state regulations; and special education considerations.


Early Childhood II Pt 1

Course Numbers: 7653 (0.50)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Technology (Non 74)

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Early Childhood II Part 1: In this course, students will continue to study the physical, emotional, and social development in children from birth to age six. Students will also continue to explore the responsibilities and expectations of parents in today's society and examine the types of programs available for children, including qualifications for teacher and staff certifications; day care provider licensing; Head Start and pre-school programs; state regulations; and special education considerations.


Early Childhood 1

  • Careers in the Early Childhood Education field
  • Types of Early Childhood care facilities and learning centers
  • Community relations and service
  • Pregnancy, prenatal care, and childbirth
  • Social, Emotional, and Physical Development of:
    • Newborns
    • Infants
    • Toddlers
  • Theories in child development
  • Safety

Early Childhood 2

  • Teaching Early Childhood students
  • Lesson Planning
  • Learning Centers
  • Individual and Group Learning
  • Domains – Cognitive, Language, and Social
  • Advancing Communication and Creativity
  • Building Positive Self-Concepts
  • Promoting Social Skills
  • Providing Behavior Guidance
  • Program Management
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities

Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work.

Career Opportunities

  • Day Care Provider
  • Teacher
  • Public School Teacher
  • Center Director
  • Educational Consultant
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Child/Family Social Worker
  • Family Support Specialist
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