Early Childhood EducationPersonal & Human Services
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► ECPC-Early Childhood Professional Certificate
► Florida Staff Credential eligible
► National CDA eligible (additional requirements).
► Child Care Provider
► Preschool Teacher & Assistant
► Family Child Care Home Operator
|Course #||OCP||Course Name||Hours|
|HEV0870||A||Child Care Worker 1||150|
|HEV0871||B||Child Care Worker 2||150|
|HEV0872||C||Teacher Aide (Preschool)||150|
*Some students qualify for exemption from this requirement.
► Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
► 18 years of age
► High School Diploma or Equivalent
► Criminal Record back ground screening and Fingerprinting
► CPR for Adult, Child and Infant
► First Aid Certification
Hands on Learning
Within the completion of this program you will have had more than 400 hours of hands-on learning with pre-school aged children. This includes:
One on One Learning
Teaching intellectual skills through one-on-one teacher-to-student interaction. Skill-development activities are an essential part of our early childhood program.
Gross Motor Skill Development and Outdoor Playtime
Going on nature walks provides concrete experiences within a safe and familiar environment. Playing outdoors is a form of exercise that promotes well-being and wholesome physical development. Using movement and music throughout learning strengthens muscular development.
Free Choice Center and Imaginative Play
Free choice during center time sparks creativity and imagination. As children play and pretend, they explore relationships between family members, friends and community members and learn more about how people interact. During free choice center time, the adult students are able to deepen practical skills in teaching young children. This is a vital time to promote all developmental skills by using art, blocks, dramatic play, sand, water, puzzles and other developmentally appropriate manipulatives to aid in learning.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What is the goal of the Early Childhood Program?
The goal of the Early Childhood Program at iTECH is to provide secondary and post secondary students the privilege and opportunity to become certified Early Childhood providers.
Q. How are students educated within the program?
Students are expected to receive classroom instruction and laboratory training to develop/enhance individual knowledge and skills to effectively observe, monitor, teach and provide all Early Childhood services to the pre-school aged children under his/her supervision.
Q. What expectations are placed on each student?
Each student is expected to be prepared for learning, adhere to all academic and discipline principles. Students are expected to be professional, provide a safe and nurturing environment to all pre-school students. Students are required to be in attendance on a consistent basis and on time. Make up instruction and training will be provided in situations of illness and emergencies as needed.