Early Childhood Education

Instructor: Wendy Akers

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The ACC Early Childhood Education Program offers several opportunities for students preparing to work with young children in a child care setting or other child related careers. Students learn through actual experience, how to plan and supervise activities for preschool children. They will study the basics of child care for children up through toddler age as well as the the operational procedures of child care centers and regulations. 
Students work towards receiving their Child Development Associate certification requiring the student have 480 direct hours interning at a child care site. First year students begin their internships mid January and continue to May, spending 2-3 days at the ACC. Second year students report directly to their child care site four days a week and attend the Area Career Center the remaining day.

Length/Credits: 1 - 2 year program, 6 high school credits per year
Open to: Grades 11 and 12
Eligible Certifications: Child Development Associate (CDA), CPR
Dual Credit Provider: Ivy Tech

Dual Credit Course


1st Year Students
ECED100 - Intro to Early Childhood Ed. 3
ECED101 - Health, Safety, Nutrition 3
ECED103 - Curriculum in Classroom 3
ECED130 Developmentally Appropriate Guidance 3
ECED105 - CDA Process 3