Early Childhood Education I for Professional Development

The Early Childhood Education I course is designed to provide an overview of the expectations and roles of the early childhood educator. The course provides details about childhood development, health, nutrition, and guidance strategies to help students understand the exciting and unique opportunities that a career in early childhood education can offer. The course is intended to prepare students for challenges they may face, but to emphasize the rewards of being able to influence the life of a young child. The ability to offer support to children as they learn, and grow is a point that is highlighted throughout each lesson.


Course Outline

Module 1 – The Early Childhood Education Profession
Module 2 – Planning a Safe, Clean, & Healthy Learning Environment
Module 3 – Planning Food Service & Nutrition
Module 4 – Typical & Atypical Development
Module 5 – Observation & Recording Methods
Module 6 – Methods of Guidance
Module 7 – The Influences of Nutrition, Environment, & Heredity
Module 8 – Current and Future Technology in Childcare
Module 9 – Exploring Your State: Child Abuse & Neglect
Module 10 – Exploring Your State: Rules & Regulations in Childcare