Early Childhood Education
About the Program
Little steps can lead to a big career in the field of Early Childhood Education. At the Coshocton County Career Center, we have what it takes to get you started on the right foot.
This exciting two-year journey will introduce you to the physical, cognitive and social-emotional development of today’s preschoolers.
Learn what it takes to get youngsters ready for “big school.” As you introduce them to their first formal classroom experience, you’ll engage them in guided play activities, learn to keep them safe and handle the behaviors typical of three, four and five-year olds.
In the program, you’ll also learn about running a daycare business and how to communicate with and engage parents to help make their child’s first formal learning experience a great one.
As a student in the early childhood program, you will assist in a local preschool classroom as you perfect the concepts learned in the program. Gathering “live” feedback on-the-job, will make your learning invaluable as you expand your career-based knowledge and skills.
Length of Program: 2 Years
Career Pathways: Assistant Preschool Teacher, Preschool Curriculum Planner, Daycare Provider
If your desire is to pursue a teaching license, working toward your Associates or Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Development, we have good news… You can qualify for college credit through potential articulation agreements with area colleges. These agreements can earn you advanced College credit toward a two or four-year degree in exchange for time invested in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program.
Our Early Childhood Education program has been developed in conjunction with Ohio Department of Education’s Career-Tech Field Technical Content Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care. We have also worked with local early childhood programs to insure that the curriculum remains up-to-date, challenging and relevant to today’s needs.
Completion of the two-year program will earn you four child care certifications, which will help differentiate you from other employment applicants in the ECE field. These include CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse and Neglect. You will also earn the 120 clock hours of formal child care education required for a Child Development Associate Credential.
As a student in the program, you will also have the chance to join and participate in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). This involvement will give you an opportunity to improve your leadership and interpersonal skills and to compete in local, regional, state and national skills contests.
COSHOCTON COUNTY CAREER CENTER
COSHOCTON COUNTY JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
23640 AIRPORT ROAD, COSHOCTON, OH 43812-9599
The Coshocton County Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Rick Raach, Superintendent, 23640 Airport Road, Coshocton, OH 43812,
740/622-0211, ext. 1104
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
Mrs. Megan Grimm is our Early Childhood Education instructor and began teaching our TEAM (Teacher Education and Mentoring) since its inception in the 2011-2012 school year. She has been working in this career-technical field since 2001, with most of her experience earned at Delaware Area Career Center, where she instructed students in the field of early childhood and served as the Director of their preschool program.